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Family says Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in "Star Wars" has died at 74

May 2, 2019
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The family of Peter Mayhew, the actor who portrayed Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, says he has died at the age of 74.

In a tweet earlier today, the family said Mayhew passed away at his North Texas home with his family at his side.