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Entertainment Darth Vader actor David Prowse died from COVID-19

11:10  01 december  2020
11:10  01 december  2020 Source:   ibtimes.co.uk

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Dave Prowse , the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. Prowse was cast as Vader for his imposing physique, even though the role was voiced by James Earl Jones. But the weightlifter-turned- actor was most proud of playing the

The death of David Prowse , who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has led to a number of tributes to the English actor and his contribution to the franchise. Prowse passed away yesterday at the age of 85 after a short illness, and it has now been revealed via family that Covid - 19

David Prowse died in a London hospital from COVID-19, his daughter Rachel revealed following news that he died this weekend.

David Prowse sitting at a table © Nihonjoe/Wikimedia Commons David Prowse

The "Star Wars" actor was in the hospital for two weeks battling COVID-19. Rachel, of Croydon, South London, confirmed as much in a statement published by The Sun. Sadly, the family was not there by his side when he died.

"It's horrible that Covid restrictions meant we did not get to see him and say goodbye," the 50-year old said.

"But when we went to collect his stuff from the hospital the nurse said what a cool guy he was. He was such a larger-than-life character. He would have loved to see himself trending on Twitter," Rachel added.

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Star Wars actor David Prowse died of complications from Covid - 19 , his daughter has told UK newspapers. David Prowse , who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, was suffering from the coronavirus before dying Sunday at age 85, his daughter said in

Star Wars actor David Prowse , the man in inside the Darth Vader suit in the original trilogy, was killed by COVID - 19 .

Prowse's agency Bowington Management called the actor's death "heart-wrenching" and that it brings "sadness for us millions of fans around the world." Agent Thomas Bowington paid tribute to the dad-of-three with a line from "Star Wars": May the force be with him, always!"

"Though famous for playing many monsters - for myself, and all who knew Dave and worked with him, he was a hero in our lives," Bowington said.

Prowse played the villain Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker's father in George Lucas' "Star Wars" trilogy: "Star Wars: A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi." News of his death reached his co-star, Mark Hamill, who played his on-screen son. In a tweet, he mourned the loss of a "kind man" who was "much more than Darth Vader." He said the Bristol-born star "loved his fans as much as he loved him."

Darth Vader actor and Green Cross Code Man David Prowse dies

  Darth Vader actor and Green Cross Code Man David Prowse dies Actor David Prowse, the man who donned the iconic Darth Vader suit in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. © Getty English actor David Prowse (L) donned the Darth Vader suit in the original Star Wars trilogy "It's with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85," Bowington Management tweeted. © Rex Features Prowse in 1980 as Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back He died after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said in a Facebook post.

David Charles Prowse MBE (1 July 1935 – 28 November 2020) was an English bodybuilder, weightlifter and character actor in British film and television.

British actor David Prowse , who played Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died aged 85, his management company announced. CNN's Brian Stelter reports.

"Actor-Husband-Father-Member of the Order of the British Empire-3 time British Weightlifting Champion & Safety Icon the Green Cross Code Man," Hamill wrote.

Star Wars, on its official Twitter page, also paid tribute to the actor who "will be long remembered."

Anthony Daniels, who played C3PO in all the "Star Wars" films, called Prowse an iconic figure whose legacy will leave on long after his death.

Aside from COVID-19, Rachel confirmed that Prowse was also diagnosed with Alzheimer's prior to his death. He was 85.

David Prowse sitting at a table: David Prowse at Mountain-Con III in Layton, Utah. CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Nihonjoe/Wikimedia Commons © Provided by International Business Times David Prowse at Mountain-Con III in Layton, Utah. CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Nihonjoe/Wikimedia Commons

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