A Sad Farewell
Date Posted:14 August 2016
The British actor who played R2D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character. He went on to play the character in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005. He also appeared in a number of other much loved films in the 1980s, including The Elephant Man, Time Bandits and Flash Gordon. Many Star Wars fans would know his name, and that R2D2 was bought to life by this very special actor, he will be sadly missed by his fans.