Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew has passed away at the age of 74
The actor, best known for his creation of the beloved Star Wars character, died on Tuesday.
In a statement released by his family, they are encouraging those that would wish to send them gifts to instead donate to Mayhew's charity to show their condolences.
The Peter Mayhew Organization is a nonprofit organization devoted to the alleviation of disease, pain, suffering, and the financial toll brought on by life's traumatic events.
The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 2, 2019