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

(CNN)Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, has died, according to his agent. “He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame of the films from his knock-kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth,” his family said. “But, to him, the Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film.” Mayhew started the Peter Mayhew Foundation to support people in crisis situations, including providing food and supplies for the children of Venezuela during their recent road to freedom. “His kindness, generosity and care will live on in the Peter Mayhew Foundation with Angie …