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Star Wars Fans Pay Tribute to the Late Peter Mayhew Who Played the Original Chewbacca

Star Wars Fans Pay Tribute to the Late Peter Mayhew Who Played the Original Chewbacca. On April 30, 2019 original Chewbacca Actor, Peter Mayhew passed away surrounded by his loved ones and Star Wars fans around the world mourned his passing.

This year on May 19, 2020, which would have been his 76th Birthday, fans continued to show their love for the late actor with tribute posts and their favorite stories and memories of Mayhew on social media. Check out some of their posts below:

Happy Birthday to the late great #PeterMayhew! Never forgotten.

— Ice (@iceberg11327) May 20, 2020

Happy birthday to the late, great Peter Mayhew

— Star Wars Holocron (@sw_holocron) May 19, 2020

Happy Birthday To the legend that is Peter Mayhew you might not know his name but you all know him

— chris (@chriscr10571) May 19, 2020

HappyBirthday #PeterMayhew @TheWookieeRoars(RIP♥️)May you celebrate your #BD amongst the stars!@HamillHimself has said it so beautifully,”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.”

— LOVEMARKHAMILL (@GabrielleOrlita) May 19, 2020

Remembering Peter Mayhew – who played the galaxy’s favourite Wookiee – today, on what would have been his 76th birthday.

— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) May 19, 2020

Happy Birthday to the most caring gentle giant in the Universe, Peter Mayhew, you will always be with us#NoOneIsEverReallyGone@HamillHimself

— The Rise Of Carole Skywalker (@RiseCarole) May 19, 2020

Happy Birthday, Peter Mayhew  Miss you

— K.S  (@legendarylourd) May 19, 2020

Fans around the world have recalled how Peter Mayhew was a “gentle giant.” Mayhew was an impressive 7′ 2″ tall, yet was one of the kindest celebrities around. He frequented Star Wars events and celebrations and loved nothing more than to meet with fans and discuss all things Star Wars. Mayhew also had a huge heart for charity and helping those in need, particularly those struggling financially due to disease, trauma, painful conditions, and more. Peter sparked the creations of the Peter Mayhew Foundation which continues his legacy of helping others after his passing.

From the many, many fans of Star Wars here at Chip & Co. Happy Birthday and May the Force be with you, Peter. Say “Hi” to the Princess/General for us.

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