PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Peter Mayhew, the actor who portrayed the “Star Wars” character Chewbacca, died Tuesday.
Mayhew passed away at his Texas home at age 74.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Accused Of Sending Inappropriate Photos On Snapchat To Teenage Girl In Custody
His family posted the news on Mayhew’s official Facebook page Thursday afternoon.Know The Score: November 26, 2021
Mayhew made multiple appearances at Steel City Con in Monroeville throughout the years.
The 2015 movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” marked Mayhew’s last appearance as Chewbacca.
Actor Joonas Suotamo, a Penn State graduate, took over the role for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
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R.I.P ?? pic.twitter.com/FWRgaOS0Tf
— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) May 2, 2019
Suotamo tweeted Thursday that was “devastated to hear about the passing of a dear friend and mentor.”