R2D2 actor dies

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British actor Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81 after a long illness.

Baker became a household name in 1977 when he took on the role of the robot R2-D2 in the first Star Wars film.

Born in Birmingham UK, Baker’s other films include Time Bandits and Flash Gordon.

The 3ft 8in actor began performing in 1950 at the age of 16, working as a circus clown, nightclub performer and in pantomime.

In later years he has appeared at Star Wars fan conventions across the world.

23 Responses

  1. Thats so sad! I really enjoyed watching star wars and my favourite bit was when R2-D2 came out.

  2. I loved R2-D2 Because he was a AWESOME friend at star wars. I miss Him so much. I am Ren

  3. Oh Man I hope they find another R2D2 to go on the next movie because Im starting to enjoy Star Wars

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