The „Star-Wars“-Legend Kenny Baker, through his film role as Robot R2-D2 was famous, died. The British actor was aged 81 different years, shared his niece Abigail Shield today the British media with. Her uncle had problems with his lungs and had been ill for a long time. His death came as no surprise. „He gave the people a lot of joy and we are celebrating the fact, that he was loved around the world“, said the newspaper Shield „The Guardian“. „We are all very proud of his life's work.“
Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies https://t.co/80V4css7zx
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 13, 2016
The diminutive Baker had in the first six Star Wars-Movies played R2-D2, had in „The awakening of power“ worked as a consultant yet, played on top of that the Ewok Paploo, steals a speeder the stormtroopers on Endor and was otherwise in classics like Flash Gordon, the Elephant Man, Amadeus, To see labyrinth Time Bandits. Before 5 Months was only Tony Dyson died, who built the R2-D2 robot for Star Wars.
„He was too sick, order at the new ‚join Star Wars' films“, said the television Shield „Sky News“. The world premiere in Los Angeles had to whiz Baker his niece According, the doctors have advised him of flying. Through its involvement in the space saga „Star Wars“ Baker got according to his niece „a different view of his disabilities“. According to its official website Baker was on 24. August 1934 born in London and began as 16 to play year-old theater. Baker is survived by two sons. His wife Eileen died in 1993. A very sad day…