Thursday, May 2, 2019

RIP Peter Mayhew

Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies, died this week at age 74.  British by birth,  he lived in Texas and with his lovely wife was very active in animal rescue, volunteering at a Rhodesian Ridgeback rescue in their community.

He was a good friend to many and will be missed.


  1. We just saw that in the News feed. Didn't know anything about him, but he sounds like a fantastic person!

    1. He was. He was intensely private yet he shared that photo with my book to the world so it would sell, knowing I gave all the sales to animal rescue. TBOB became a number 1 best seller in four countries and benefited thousands of animals and it would not have happened but for Peter.

  2. We were sad to hear this too. Insert famous Chewy cry here.

  3. We were so sad to hear about this. Princess Leia, Chewie, and Artoo all gone. :(

  4. Sorry to hear this news. May the Fourth Be With Him.


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