Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars,’ dies at 74

Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original “Star Wars” trilogy and two other films, has died, his family said Thursday. Mayhew died at his home in north Texas on Tuesday, according to a family statement. He was 74. NoContinue reading “Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars,’ dies at 74”