Dave Prowse famous for playing a villain, Darth Vader in the iconic Star Wars trilogy has passed away. The veteran actor was 85 and died after a short illness.
Dave Prowse played the ominous nemesis of Luke Skywalker. However, the voice was provided by James Earl Jones. The agent of Dave confirmed the news of his death through a statement and said, “May the force be with him, always!”
Praising the actor and how close bond they shared with each other, the agent added, “Though famous for playing many monsters – for myself, and all who knew Dave and worked with him, he was a hero in our lives.” He even called his death, “a truly and deeply heart-wrenching loss for us and millions of fans all over the world”.
Dave Prowse was a bodybuilder turned actor who got the iconic role in Star Wars due to his imposing appearance. But apart from the Star Wars series, he has also done some amazing films like A Clockwise Orange, I Am Your Father, The Horror Of Frankenstein, Vampire Circus and others. He also starred in famous TV shows like Doctor Who, The Two Ronnies, The Kenneth Williams Show and The Morecambe & Wise Show. —Koimoi.com