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20 illustrations in tribute to Peter Mayhew: the interpreter of Chewbacca in Star Wars

Fans of Star Wars are in mourning today. 3 years after the death of Carrie Fisher (the interpreter of Princess Leïa), we learn of the death of Peter Mayhew, the actor who took on the role of the famous Chewbacca in the different films of the saga.

The British comedian died Tuesday at his home at Texas. He embodied the role of the kind Wookie since the first movie "A New Hope" (1977) until episode 7 "The Awakening of the Force" (2015). With its colossal size 2.18 meters, Peter Mayhew was naturally chosen by George Lucas to play Chewbacca in the first opus Star Wars, a role he kept for 38 years. He was replaced in the eighth (and last in date) episode by the Finnish basketball player Joonas Suotamo.

Little known on the big screen, Peter Mayhew will remain forever the emblematic face of Chewbacca, who is unquestionably one of the most popular characters in the intergalactic saga ... and pop culture in general. The artists have been many to pay him homage, we propose you to discover below the 20 most beautiful illustrations about Peter Mayhew in his role of "Chewie". That the Strength with him ...

Credits: James Hance

Credits: James Hance

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Credits: Sucdecoco

Credits: MJ.Hiblen

Credits: Pictoline

Credits: Jean-Christophe Jez Almodovar

Credits: Esther Wagner

Credits: Steve Brown

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Credits: Renato Barrantes

Credits: Inges Bizama Toledo

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Credits: Luke McGarry

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Credits: Yongseob Chin

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