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David Prowse, the Towering Figure Behind the Armor of Darth Vader, Passes Away – Star Wars

Lucasfilm remembers the actor who brought one of film’s greatest villains to life.

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From the moment Darth Vader silently walked on screen in 1977s Star Wars: A New Hope — a towering figure clad in black, stalking slowly but with menacing purpose — it was clear that the world had a new icon of villainy. That was the power of David Prowse.
Prowse, the actor who gave the physical performance of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, died this weekend. He was 85. Standing 6 feet 6 inches with a strongmans physique thanks to his interest in bodybuilding, Prowses Vader was an…

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