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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Star Wars character, R2-D2 dies at 81

Kenny Baker, the man who brought "Star Wars" character R2-D2 to life has died.  According to a report by The Guardian, Baker had battled a long illness before dying Saturday morning t age 81. Baker stood at 3ft 8in tall, and first became famous for playing the robot in 1977 in "Star Wars IV: A New Hope."  Baker got back in the robot in "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of The Jedi," and all of the franchises' prequel films.  See more of his photo…

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