R.I.P. Kenny Baker

The man inside R2D2 has passed away after a long fight with an illness. Kenny Baker was 3' 8" (112 cm) and 81 years old.

Of how he became a part of the cast of the iconic Star Wars series, Kenny has said, "I started out Ice skating with 'Holiday On Ice' and just got offered the part of R2 by chance."

While he was best known as R2D2 and made his last appearance as that character in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005, he has had other significant roles.

Time Bandits, Willow, The Elephant Man, Flash Gordon (1980) and Amadeus.


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