Lucasfilm remembers the actor who brought Chewbacca to life.
Chewbacca. The name alone conjures feelings of honesty, loyalty, and strength. The best friend you could ever have or want.
That’s all thanks to Peter Mayhew, the man behind the “walking carpet.” With a tilt of his head, a knowing look, or a warm hug, he gave Chewbacca a soul and captured our hearts.
And we are heartbroken to learn that he is gone. Peter passed away at his home in North Texas on April 30, with his family by his side. He was 74.
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