Sad that even wookies must die. Peter Mayhew was the giant behind the mask. Unlike most Hollywood figures, he lived a quiet life with his one and only wife, and their three kids. Born a Brit he became a naturalized American citizen in 2005. A deeply charitable man, he was always available to have Chewbaca bring wookie cheer to sick kids in hospital. A well lived life. Fare you well Mr. Mayhew, and may you now be in the land where the stars only know eternal peace and love.