Star Wars Community Mourns Passing of Original Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew

May 02, 2019

The passing of Peter Mayhew will affect more than just the Hollywood community today. Star Wars fans also mourn the passing of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars films, as well as Episode III from the new installments.

Mayhew was 74 and is survived by his wife and three children. He died on Tuesday, April 30, surrounded by his family in his North Texas home.