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Remembering Peter Mayhew

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I’d just heard about that. I wish the family strength at this time.

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Oh no…

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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‘The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home.’ - https://twitter.com/TheWookieeRoars/status/1124077256240967681
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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He’s one of the very few cast members I’ve met in person. RIP

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Wasn’t he at Celebration last month?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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Sad news.
I was lucky enough to meet Peter and see him many times at conventions and events here in the UK.
I’m gutted.

RIP Peter mate.

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My wife just read it and told me. For me, this is the biggest loss as a Star Wars fan. The character I’ve long connected with throughout my troubled relationship with the franchise. By all accounts, as awesome and grounded an individual as there is. Also a fellow Texan.

A sad day to be sure, more so than I’m allowing myself to embrace. This will be a very tough one.

RIP, sir, you have been my connection to the GFFA for over 40 years.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

"Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?”

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Sad day. RIP Peter. Thank you for giving Chewie life! 😦

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I remember the tabloid press trying to paint a picture of Mayhew and other masked actors in the original film somehow getting screwed over by not getting a chunk of the movie’s success, but Peter simply went back to his day job working at a hospital when production was over. He had only done Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger prior to Star Wars. I don’t think he ever said a bad word about Star Wars or anyone associated with it.

Did that bigfoot movie that he was supposed to be doing, (and was a running gag thread on here for a while) ever get made?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

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Seems like he was a very nice man. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting him. RIP. 😦

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A sad day indeed.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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A man who walked as tall as he was in life. Be one with the force Peter.

I wonder what the dedication will read during the credits of Episode IX? Sad to think that’s now two movies in a row that’ll carry dedications to absent friends

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I wouldn’t take that as granted. Kenny Baker didn’t receive one in TLJ. And I’m not sure whether Mayhew was technically involved with TROS.
Hoping I’m wrong, of course.

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‘Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, George Lucas and More Remember Peter Mayhew’…

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/hollywood-stars-pay-tribute-peter-mayhew-1207124
 

‘Harrison Ford Remembers ‘Star Wars’ Co-Star Peter Mayhew: “I Loved Him”’…

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/harrison-ford-remembers-star-wars-star-peter-mayhew-i-loved-him-1207164
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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So long Peter 😕

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The Princess… you have to take care of her.

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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Truly heartbreaking! He’s one with the Force and our dearest Princess and R2 unit now. He’s winning at Dejarik for sure. ❤