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Entertainment Darth Vader star dead at 85: British actor David Prowse dies

09:50  29 november  2020
09:50  29 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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David “ Dave ” Prowse , the actor best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85 , his agent has said. Agent Thomas Bowington said: “It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client Dave

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

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The British actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars triology has died aged 85 after a short illness.

Dave Prowse, a former bodybuilder, was best known for playing the iconic super-villain in the original three George Lucas movies.

The 6ft 6in actor, from Bristol, was cast as Vader for his physique, even though the role was voiced by James Earl Jones.

But the bodybuilder-turned-actor was most proud of playing the Green Cross Code Man.

Appearing in television adverts to warn children children about the dangers of crossing the road. The role earned him an MBE.

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Prowse's agent Thomas Bowington told the BBC ''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.'

Mr Bowington called the actor's death 'a truly and deeply heart-wrenching loss for us and millions of fans all over the world'.

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Actor David Prowse , best known for his role as Darth Vader from the Star Wars trilogy, has died at age 85 .

Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. The character is a primary antagonist in the original trilogy and a primary protagonist in the prequel trilogy.

Prowse acting career lasted 50 years, but it was his role as the Sith Lord in Star Wars that brought him international fame.

Despite being the man behind the mask, Prowse's West Country accent was deemed not suitable for the voice of the super-villain. His lines were dubbed over by American actor James Earl Jones.

But it was through his bodybuilding that he becomes friends with Hollywood giants Arnold Schwarzenegger and original Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno.

Prowse represented England at the Commonwealth Games in the early 1960s.

Tributes have since flooded in for Prowse, including from those from fans, top names within the film industry and those outside it.

Publicist Consetta Parker said: 'I am very sad to hear the news about the passing of David Prowse. He was nothing but kind to me the brief time I worked with him.

'Star Wars has brought me so much joy and been my friend since I was a little girl.

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  Star Wars' Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies aged 85 The 6ft 6in actor also represented England in weightlifting and became friends with his competitors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.His agent Thomas Bowington tweeted: "It's with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and millions of fans around the world, to announce that our client Dave Prowse MBE has passed away at the age of 85.

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'Getting to work with Darth Vader will be a memory I hold dear.'

TV anchor and news reporter Jay Shatara said: 'It was so fun watching the videos of him acting out the lines before James Earl Jones dubbed over. RIP David Prowse.

Another, professional wrestler CM Punk, said: 'Sad to learn about the passing of David Prowse. Star Wars was a gigantic part of my childhood, all the actors were heroes to me.

'From Porkins to Vader. All heroes. Rest in power, Lord Vader.'

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The death of Darth Vader actor David Prowse at the age of 85 shook this galaxy as well as the far, far away "Star Wars" galaxy. As now reported by "The Sun" , the British actor's cause of death is now known. Accordingly, his daughter Rachel (50) announced that the most famous film villain of all time died of corona disease. © imago images / ZUMA Press Until the end, David Prowse was an So far, only one short and serious illness had been reported that Prowse had succumbed to.

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