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Peter Mayhew
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Mayhew in 2015
Peter William Mayhew

(1944-05-19)19 May 1944
Barnes, Surrey, England
Died 30 April 2019(2019-04-30) (aged 74)
Burial place

Azleland Memorial Park and Mausoleum

Reno, Texas, U.S.
  • British
  • American
Occupation Actor, author
Years active 1976–2019
Known for Playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise
Height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Mary Angelique Cigainero
(m. 1999; his death 2019)
Children 3

Peter Mayhew (19 May 1944 – 30 April 2019) was an English actor. He is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. Mayhew was 7 feet 3 inches tall.

Mayhew was born in London, England. On 30 April 2019, he died at his home in North Texas.

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