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Dave Prowse: Darth Vader Actor Dies Aged 85

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Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85.

Prowse was cast as Vader for his imposing physique, even though the role was voiced by James Earl Jones.

But the weightlifter-turned-actor was most proud of playing the Green Cross Code Man. The role, promoting road safety in the UK, earned him an MBE.

"May the force be with him, always!" said his agent Thomas Bowington.

"Though famous for playing many monsters - for myself, and all who knew Dave and worked with him, he was a hero in our lives."


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neo12 months ago

Thats a shame i remember him well as the Green Cross Code Man and of course as Lord Vader. can even remember him being on Blue Peter. A very apt words from his agent

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