Peter Mayhew, actor who first played Chewbacca in 'Star Wars' saga, dies at age 74

2:40 PM ET Fri, 3 May 2019

Peter Mayhew, the 7 foot, 3 inch actor who played Chewbacca in five 'Star Wars' films, has passed away at the age of 74. Mayhew died in Texas, surrounded by family, according to his Twitter account.