The Bristol-born Star Wars actor legend played the villain in the original trilogy, although the character was
Dave portrayed Luke Skywalker’s menacing nemesis in the original Star Wars films trilogy, although the character’s voice is known to be provided by American actor James Earl Jones.
The Bristolian was reportedly dubbed the « Darth Farmer » by late Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher because of his heavy West Country accent.
« Although he is famous for playing a lot of monsters – to me and everyone who knew and worked with Dave, he was a hero in our lives. «
He described the death of the beloved actor as « a truly and deeply heartbreaking loss for us and millions of fans around the world ». .
Prowse has been a familiar face on British television for decades, with roles in 1972 Doctor Who, The Two Ronnies, the Kenneth Williams Show, and the Morecambe & Wise Show.
In 2014, Prowse was reported to have been diagnosed with dementia and he said in an interview with the Daily Mirror that « there is nothing you can do ». .
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