Image copyright Lucasfilm Image caption Peter Mayhew played Chewbacca (L) alongside Harrison Ford in Star Wars Episode IV Star Wars star Harrison Ford has paid an emotional tribute to Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, who has died aged 74, saying: “I loved him.” Ford, who played Han Solo, praised the “kind and gentle man” for his…

Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died aged 74. He passed away at his home in Texas on 30 April with his family by his side, a statement from his family said. The British-American actor played giant Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the original trilogy beginning in 1977 as…