Kenny Baker, R2-D2 actor, dead at 83


Actor Kenny Baker, best known for his portrayal of R2-D2 in the Star Wars saga movies, had died at the age of 83. Baker was a fixture at fan events, including Star Wars Weekends events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Baker’s other roles include Time Bandit, Willow, Flash Gordon, and Jim Henson’s Labyrith. 

Our condolences to his family, friends and cast members. 

(Photo courtesy Disney by Matt Sosphane )

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

One thought on “Kenny Baker, R2-D2 actor, dead at 83

  1. Nicole Alloway

    Sad sad news of his loss. R2-D2 was and always will be a loveable, favorites character in the Star Wars franchise! Made C3PO complete and made us laugh and smile. Love R2-D2 and always will! Thank you for a lifetime of Wonderful memories that will continue on to infinity n beyond and that always The Force Will Be With You Always!
    Thoughts and prayers for your friends and family!

Comments are closed.