British actor Kenny Baker,Star Wars R2-D2 actor, dies aged 81
British actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81 after a long illness
Star Wars creator George Lucas paid tribute to a “real gentleman” and Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker in the films – said he had lost “a lifelong friend”.
British actor Kenny Baker,Born in Birmingham, Baker’s other films include Time Bandits and Flash Gordon.
Baker made his name as the robot in the first Star Wars film in 1977 alongside Anthony Daniels’s C-3PO character.
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