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Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74

Peter Mayhew, who played the rugged, beloved and furry Wookiee Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died. Mayhew died at his home in north Texas on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, according to a family statement. He was 74. No cause was given. (AP, File)

Peter Mayhew, who played the rugged, beloved and furry Wookiee Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died. Mayhew died at his home in north Texas on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, according to a family statement. He was 74. No cause was given. (AP, File)

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