Star Wars Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Passed Away at Age 74

It’s a sad day to be a Star Wars fan.

Actor Peter Mayhew, the loveable walking carpet from several Star Wars films, has passed away at age 74. Mr. Mayhew died at his home in Texas on May 2, 2019. No cause of death has been mentioned yet.

As someone who loves the classic Star Wars films, it’s a sad day.  We’ve been around pop culture and comic conventions for many years and every time Peter Mayhew was a guest people were so excited and told wonderful stories about how kind and gracious he was.

Star Wars Co-stars and George Lucas made statements about his passing:


George Lucas made this statement:

“Peter was a wonderful man. He was the closest any human being could be to a Wookiee: big heart, gentle nature…and I learned to always let him win. He was a good friend and I’m saddened by his passing.”

Mr. Mayhew’s official Twitter Account Posted this:

It’s hard to lose such iconic and wonderful people. First we lost Carrie Fisher and now Peter Mayhew.

Kiss a wookie in their memory.

Source: Twitter

Image credit: Hollywood Reporter