It’s a sad day for Star Wars fans. ┬áPeter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, passed away at the age of 74. It’s just two days shy of May the 4th, the unofficial Star Wars day that just became official, at least in California. Today, the California Legislature officially declared May 4th, ‘Star Wars Day’. So, May the 4th be with you, and all of us, on this sad day.

I remember seeing Peter Mayhew at the Star Wars Celebration a few years ago, and you could tell from the reaction of the crowd, that his portrayal of that loveable Wookie was held in high regard. So R.I.P. Mister Mayhew, I’m sure Chewie will finally get his medal, and all the accolades you both deserve.