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« on: August 13, 2016, 12:51:32 PM »

The man behind R2-D2 has become one with the Force...

The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 83 after a long illness.

Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character.

He went on to play the character in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005.

His niece, Abigail Shield, paid tribute to her uncle. She told the Guardian: “It was expected, but it’s sad nonetheless. He had a very long and fulfilled life. He brought lots of happiness to people and we’ll be celebrating the fact that he was well loved throughout the world. We’re all very proud of what he achieved in his lifetime.”

RIP Kenny Baker.

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 03:16:14 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 05:09:15 PM »

He was great as R2-D2 in the Star Wars films also in Time Bandits RIP Mr Baker.
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