David Prowse, who performed Darth Vader within the unique “Star Wars” trilogy, was affected by the coronavirus earlier than dying Sunday at age 85, his daughter stated in a report.
“It’s horrible that COVID restrictions meant we didn’t get to see him and say goodbye,” the late actor’s daughter Rachel, 50, told the Sun.
“However after we went to gather his stuff from the hospital, the nurse stated what a cool man he was. He was such a larger-than-life character. He would have beloved to see himself trending on Twitter,” she added.
Rachel additionally confirmed that her dad — a 6-foot-6 former bodybuilder — had been affected by Alzheimer’s illness and spent two weeks in a London hospital with COVID-19, in keeping with the information outlet.
“He might need seemed fairly scary however as an individual he was a candy, type and beneficiant man,” his daughter stated. “He actually was a delicate large. And to us he was our dad.”
In the meantime, actor Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker within the house saga, took to Twitter to recollect Prowse.
“So unhappy to listen to David Prowse has handed. He was a form man and way more than Darth Vader,” Hamill wrote. “Actor-Husband-Father-Member of the Order of the British Empire – 3 time British Weightlifting Champion and Security Icon the Inexperienced Cross Code Man. He beloved his followers as a lot as they beloved him.”
Creator George Lucas additionally posted a touching tribute to the late actor on StarWars.com.
“David introduced a physicality to Darth Vader that was important for the character,” Lucas wrote.
“He made Vader leap off the web page and on to the large display screen, with an imposing stature and motion efficiency to match the depth and undercurrent of Vader’s presence,” he continued.
“David was up for something and contributed to the success of what would turn out to be a memorable, tragic determine. Could he relaxation in peace,” Lucas added.