‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Has Passed Away

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It will be a day long remembered. The actor who played Darth Vader in the original films, David Prowse, has just passed away at age 85.

Many people recognized that the voice for Darth Vader was James Earl Jones, David Prowse was the actor in the costume. Mr. Prowse was a very tall British body builder, which made him perfect for the iconic villain. However they didn’t feel his voice was powerful enough for Vader, so they hired James Earl Jones to do the voice.

Mark Hamill and others are paying tribute to the actor on Twitter.



I grew up with the original ‘Star Wars.’ I was a huge fan and I even sold classic toys to help pay for college. The sad part about growing up is that as you get older you eventually lose people that you hold dear. Even ones you don’t even know, because they mattered so much to you.

Rest in Peace Mr. Prowse. Thank you.

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