I’ve stopped counting the number of movies that I’ve seen over the years. Most movies come and go, but there are only a small handful that I will go back to again and again.
Chewbacca was more than Han’s (Harrison Ford) co-pilot. He was the smart ass to Han’s arrogance and the muscle when brute strength was needed. He also had a heart of gold.
In recent years, Mayhew was experiencing health problems and had passed his iconic role to Joonas Suotamo.
May his memory be a blessing not just to the millions of Star Wars fans around the world, but to those who knew and loved him as a person.
RIP and may the force always be with him.