Beloved actress Carrie Fisher died in December 2016 at the age of 60. Behind her was her daughter, Billie Lourd, who was accepted to star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after her mother’s death. Star wars The day is May 4, 2023.
Fisher’s birth mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died just a day after her daughter in 2016.
“He was loved by the world and will be greatly missed,” Lourd said in a statement confirming Fisher’s death. Said. “Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Fisher was best known for playing Princess Leia. Star wars franchise, a role he stepped into at just 19 years old. He played the rebel leader in all three of the original movies and later reprized the role in the 2015 movie. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Featured in the 2017 installment titled The Last Jediwas filmed before his death. 2019 version Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker features Fisher in archived footage.
Peter Mayhew, who died in 2019 at the age of 74, was best known for playing Chewbacca in the original film. Star wars also a trilogy Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Mayhew’s family says he also worked as a “consultant” in the 2017 sequel, Chapter VIII: The Last Jedi.
After the player’s death, Star wars Graduate Harrison Ford told PEOPLE that Mayhew was “a kind and gentleman of great dignity and noble character.”
“These aspects of his own personality, plus intelligence and grace, brought Chewbacca to him,” continued Ford of his late costar. “We’ve been film partners and life friends for over 30 years, and I loved him. He gave the character his soul and brought a lot of pleasure to the Star Wars audience.”
The actor in the back is Jeremy Bulloch Star warsArmored bounty hunter Boba Fett died in December 2020 due to health complications. She was 75 years old.
Bulloch first appeared as Boba Fett in the second version of the original trilogy in 1980. Star Wars: The Empire Responds. He then reprized the role three years later. Return of the Jedi. Bulloch’s next character appeared in the franchise in the 2005s as a new character, Captain Colton. Revenge of the Sith.
Although Alec Guinness (pictured here with director George Lucas) died in August 2000 at the age of 86, he now lives in the United States. Star wars history. He played the role of wise Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy. The role earned him an Academy Award nomination in 1977.
British actor David Prowse, in his original Darth Vader costume, died in November 2020 at the age of 85. While Prowse did not speak in the role (James Earl Jones provided the voice of Darth Vader), former bodybuilder Star wars The clearly menacing figure of the villain.
Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, Prowse’s estranged son onscreen paid homage to to the late player
“So sad to hear David Prowse is dead. He was a kind man and much more than Darth Vader,” Hamill wrote on social media after news of Prowse’s death broke out. “Actor-Husband-Father-Insignia of the British Empire-3 times British Weightlifting Champion and Security Icon Green Cross Codeman. He loved it as much as his fans loved him. #REST IN PEACE”
Kenny Baker, creator of the role of R2-D2, died in 2016 at the age of 81. He last appeared as a robot assistant in 2005. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Although Baker claimed on his (now defunct) website that he initially turned down the role—reportedly to George Lucas, “I don’t want to be stuck in a robot”—he later shared his enthusiasm for the role. “If R2-D2 is in the movie, I’ll be in the movie,” the actor told PEOPLE in 1997.
Paul Grant worked as an actor and stuntman before he died in March 2023 at the age of 56. He was best known for portraying an Ewok in the 1983 movie. Return of the Jedias well as other appearances in fantasy movies.
According to Johns Hopkins, Grant is 4 feet.
Gary Friedkin can be seen as an Ewok in George Lucas’ 1983 film. Return of the Jedi. He died at the age of 70 after contracting COVID-19. The actor remained in intensive care for more than three weeks until he passed away in December 2022.
“Gary, though short, was a giant among family and friends,” wrote Friedkin’s beloved obituary. “His legacy will live on as stories are told and retold over the years by all who love him.”
Christopher Lee portrayed Count Dooku in the series’ early prequels. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones And Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. He died in June 2015 at the age of 93.
Many stars flocked to social media in response to his death, and many remembered him fondly for his role in the movie. Lord of the Rings. Actor Josh Gad tweeted your regards: “Bye #ChristopherLee. Thank you for leaving behind a legacy that will be revisited for generations to come.”
Jason Wingreen voiced the role of bounty hunter Boba Fett. The Empire Responds. He died at the age of 95 on Christmas Day 2015.
Felix Silla, who died in April 2021 at the age of 84, appeared as Ewok. Return of the Jedi. His appearance in the 1983 installment is one of the few roles for which he is remembered. Sllas Buck Rogers in the 25th Century co-star Gil Gerard tweeted nice thoughts It’s about the deceased actor after he found out he was dead.
“Felix died only a few hours ago, and the only good thing I can take away from his passing is that he is no longer in pain,” Gerard wrote. “I will miss him so much, especially the wonderful time we had on our panels. He just told me to say ‘F’.”
Inside Star Wars: Episode IV – A New HopeHe played the late Scottish actor General Jan Dodonna. Although the character of Alex McCrindle is not part of the main group, he does have a very important role. Star wars History: General Dodonna was the first to utter the iconic words “May the Force be with you”.
McCrindle died in April 1990 at the age of 78.
John Hollis played Lando Calrissian’s right-hand man, Lobot. The Empire Responds. Hollis was 77 when he died in 2005.
Peter Cushing was nominated for a Saturn Award for his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in the original film. Star wars film. The actor died in 1994 at the age of 81, but his likeness returned to the big screen in 2016. rogue one: A Star Wars Story. LucasFilm’s production team used visual effects to resurrect the evil Galactic Empire officer and continue his story.
Shelagh Fraser (pictured left) is the actress who plays Luke Skywalker’s Aunt Beru. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope He died in August 2000 at the age of 79.