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

LOS ANGELES — Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original “Star Wars” trilogy and two other films, has died, his family said Thursday.

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