May 19, 1944 – May 2, 2019

Age: 74
Hometown: Barnes, London, England, UK
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

The man that brought Chewbacca to life through the original “Star Wars” trilogy and several films after, Peter Mayhew, has passed away at the age of 74. He retired from the suit after J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” due to health reasons. Although he may be gone, his legacy will live on in his work forever.


1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Minoton (uncredited)
1977 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Chewbacca
1978 Terror The Mechanic
1980 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Chewbacca
1983 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Chewbacca
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Chewbacca
2008 Yesterday Was a Lie Dead Man
2015 Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Chewbacca
2016 Killer Ink Uncle Clyde
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Chewbacca Consultant
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story Chewbacca Consultant


1977 Donny & Marie Chewbacca Episode: “#3.1”
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special Chewbacca Television movie
1979 Hazell The Giant Episode: “Hazell and the Big Sleep”
1980 The Muppet Show Chewbacca Episode: “The Stars of Star Wars”
1981 Dark Towers The Tall Knight 5 Episodes
1982 Return of the Ewok Chewbacca Video Short
1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show Various Episode: “Episode #3.3”
1987 Star Tours Chewbacca Video Short
1997 Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy Susha (Voice) Television movie (English Version)
2002 Comic Book Villains Himself Video
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Himself Video
2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chewbacca (Voice) Episode: “Wookiee Hunt”
2011 Glee Chewbacca Episode: “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”
2012 Breaking In Himself Episode: “Episode XIII”
2015 Star Wars: Battlefront Chewbacca (Voice) Video Game

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