Slash Reveals Heartbreaking Photo After Tragic Announcement

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Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, died on Tuesday.

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash posted a photo on Instagram, “RIP #peterMayhew.”

Slash’s brother Ash Hudson wrote, “May the force be with you Cheebacca R.I.P you will always be my *****.”

NBC News reported, “Peter Mayhew, who roared inarticulately yet somehow understandably as Chewbacca for generations of Star Wars fans, has died at age 74, his family announced Thursday.

Mayhew died Tuesday at his home in north Texas, his family said. A cause of death was not reported.

Mayhew towered — literally — as Chewbacca, a 200-year-old Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk who co-piloted Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, which once made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Various references listed his height as 7 feet, 2 inches to 7 feet, 4 inches.”

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, described Mayhew as “the gentlest of giants”.

Hamill said, “What was so remarkable about him was his spirit and his kindness and his gentleness was so close to what a Wookiee is.

“He just radiated happiness and warmth. He was always up for a laugh and we just hit it off immediately and stayed friends for over 40 years.”

Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, praised the “kind and gentle man” for his “great dignity and noble character.”

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