Kenny Baker, Actor Behind R2-D2, Passed Away at 81


RIP Kenny Baker, you brought heart and spirit, comedy and soul to Star Wars through R2-D2.


His niece confirmed that after being ill for quite some time, the actor has passed away, according to the BBC.

The galaxy is mourning his passing, and celebrating his life.

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  • Superherologist

    io9 originally said age 83 and instead of 81 and I repeated the error in my tweet. Sorry about that.

    • The Star Wars Report

      I appreciate it, but no worries. What matters is the sentiment. ~B