Peter Mayhew (1944 – 2019) passed away on April 30th
I didn’t know Mayhew, obviously, but I enjoyed his performances in multiple Star Wars movies.
I was among the first generation of kids to watch Star Wars when it was new. (I remember watching the very first Star Wars in the summer of 1977, at the age of nine, with my dad.)
Star Wars would not have been the same without Chewbacca, and therefore, without Peter Mayhew.