Peter Mayhew

British-American actor

Peter William Mayhew (May 19, 1944 – April 30, 2019) was an English actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies.[2] Mayhew was 7 feet 3 inches tall.

Peter Mayhew
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Peter Mayhew at the 2015 Florida SuperCon
Born
Peter William Mayhew

(1944-05-19)May 19, 1944
Barnes, Surrey, England
DiedApril 30, 2019(2019-04-30) (aged 74)
Resting placeAzleland Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Reno, Texas, U.S.
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
OccupationActor, author
Years active1977–2016
Known forPlaying Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise
Height221 cm (7 ft 3 in) [1]
Spouse(s)
Mary Angelique Cigainero (m. 1999)
Children3

Mayhew was born in London, England. On 30 April 2019, he died at his home in Boyd, Texas from a heart attack, aged 74.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Liptak, Andrew (2 May 2019). "Peter Mayhew, the actor who brought Chewbacca to life, has died". The Verge. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  2. All about Peter Mayhew
  3. "Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in 'Star Wars' Films, Dies at 74". The Hollywood Reporter. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2019.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Peter Mayhew at Wikimedia Commons