Kenny Baker, known for his iconic role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars saga has sadly passed away at the age of 83.
Baker’s niece, Abigail Shield revealed to that the veteran actor had been battling an illness for the last few years.
“It was expected, but it’s sad nonetheless. He had a very long and fulfilled life. He brought lots of happiness to people and we’ll be celebrating the fact that he was well loved throughout the world. We’re all very proud of what he achieved in his lifetime.”
Baker also starred in Time Bandits, Flash Gordon and Labyrinth. He was able to reprise his role of R2-D2 in The Star Wars Holiday Special and The Muppet Show.