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RIP Kenny Baker.

Postby Lee » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:54 pm ... -star-wars

The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 83 after a long illness.

Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character.

He went on to play the character in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005.

Baker also appeared in a number of other much-loved films in the 1980s, including The Elephant Man, Time Bandits and Flash Gordon.

This is really the worse year for it.

RIP you legend as you brought me much joy as a kid :(
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Re: RIP Kenny Backer.

Postby Animalmother » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:44 pm

I'll always remember him for Time Bandits. 81 for someone with dwarfism is a good innings, man's a legend.

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Re: RIP Kenny Backer.

Postby Sly Boots » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:05 pm

Aw man :(

Deserves having his name spelled right though...
My face is tired.

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Re: RIP Kenny Baker.

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:59 pm


R.I.P. :cry:
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