Star Wars’ ‘Darth Vader’ actor Dave Prowse passes away

Dave Prowse, British weightlifter-turned-actor best known for playing Darth Vader in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, has died aged 85.
Prowse died on Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said on Sunday.


"So sad to hear David Prowse has passed. He was a kind man & much more than Darth Vader. Actor-Husband-Father-Member of the Order of the British Empire-3 time British Weightlifting Champion & Safety Icon the Green Cross Code Man. He loved his fans as much as they loved him. #RIP" - Mark Hamill tweeted.