R2D2 actor Kenny Baker dies

British actor Kenny Baker, who played R2D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81 after a long illnes.

Baker stood 111 cm tall, making it possible for him to slip into the 'droid costume for the first and second Star Wars trilogies. He also appeared in Willow, Labyrinth, Mona Lisa and Flash Gordon. &regl


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