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 )