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Peter Mayhew pays tribute to late Star Wars costar Kenny Baker

Peter Mayhew, the towering actor known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies, has penned a heartfelt tribute to his late friend and costar Kenny Baker, who inhabited the diminutive droid R2-D2.

Baker died Saturday at age 81, and Mayhew recalled their enduring friendship in a statement published Monday on his personal website.

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