Chewbacca actor, Peter Mayhew, dies at age 74

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Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original “Star Wars” trilogy has died at the age of 74.

According to a statement posted by the actor’s family on Twitter, the star died “with his family by his side in his North Texas home.”

Mayhew is survived by his wife and three children.

A memorial for fans will be held at EmpireConLA in early December in Los Angeles. 

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