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Prequel Revenge: Mayhew and Statement Thursday

prequel revenge: He was 74, according to CTV. No cause was given. Mayhew died at his home in north Texas on Tuesday, according to a family statement. As Chewbacca, known to his friends as Chewie, the 7-foot-3 Mayhew was a fierce warrior with a soft heart, loyal sidekick to Harrison Ford's Han Solo, and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon. Peter Mayhew was a kind and gentle man, possessed of great dignity and noble character, Ford said in a statement Thursday. Mayhew went on to appear as the Wookiee in the 2005 prequel Revenge of the Sith and shared the part in 2015's The Force Awakens with actor Joonas Suotamo, who took over the role in subsequent films. ( As reported in the news.