"Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca in the ”Star wars”films is dead. "
"According to his family, he died to the consequences of a heart problem. "
"He was 74 years old. "
"Already in 1977, donned Peter Mayhew the furry coat and played the ”Star wars”icon Chewbacca in ”Star wars episode IV – a new hope”. "
"he did not know then was that the films would be a success and that he would return to the role in 2005 in the movie ”Star wars - revenge of the sith” and the 2015 ”Star wars – the Force awakens”. "
"In the films he made himself known as He Solos, as played by Harrison Ford, second in command and best friend on the ship, the Millenium Falcon. With its guttural sound was Chewbacca quickly one of numerous favorites. "
"Peter Mayhews Twitter, the family has published a post confirming the death. "
"”He left us on the evening of april 30. The family was at his side in his home in north Texas,” writes the. "
"Peter Mayhews to have died after having had problems with his heart. "
"the Family writes in a statement that the actor in over 30 years travelled around the world to meet with fans and friends. "
"”For him, Star wars family meant so much more than just a film”. "
"Peter Mayhew leaves itself wife Angie, and their three children. The family has asked fans to donate to the foundation, ”Peter Mayhew Foundation” which helps underprivileged families in the depressed areas. "