Tributes to the late great Peter Mayhew have poured in over night, here’s some from his fellow actors and friends from Star Wars….
George Lucas: –
‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas on the death of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew: “He was the closest any human being could be to a Wookiee: big heart, gentle nature” https://t.co/ANrDJCY3J9 pic.twitter.com/Up0xPHZnEj
— ABC News (@ABC) May 3, 2019
Kathleen Kennedy: –
“We are deeply saddened today by the news of Peter Mayhew’s passing. Since 1976, Peter’s iconic portrayal of the loyal, lovable Chewbacca has been absolutely integral to the character’s success, and to the Star Wars saga itself.”-Kathleen Kennedy.
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 3, 2019
Mark Hamill: –
He was the gentlest of giants-A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile & a loyal friend who I loved dearly-I’m grateful for the memories we shared & I’m a better man for just having known him. Thanks Pete #RIPPeterMayhew #Heartbroken @TheWookieeRoars pic.twitter.com/8xbq9HEWF2
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 2, 2019
Harrison Ford: –
Harrison Ford on the death of his friend, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew: pic.twitter.com/DvVZYICwZ9
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) May 3, 2019
J.J. Abrams: –
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) May 3, 2019
Joonas Suotamo: –
R.I.P 😔 pic.twitter.com/FWRgaOS0Tf
— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) May 2, 2019
— Ashley Eckstein (@HerUniverse) May 2, 2019
Peter will be sorely missed by his family, friends and legions of Star Wars fans all over the world. His family have asked that rather than gifts and flowers please consider donating to the foundation so that they can continue his efforts to help the community. You can donate here.