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  • Kenny Baker's nephew pays tribute -

    British actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81 after a long illness, his niece has confirmed.


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  • Actor Behind Star Wars R2-D2 Died -

    Kenny Baker – the british star wars actor who played the robot R2-D2 in six of the movies - has died at age 81, Baker's niece told the BBC on Saturday. Baker, who was three feet, eight inches tall, had suffered from a long illness, his relative said. In addition to the first Star Wars film in 1977, he also appeared in Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and three prequel editions.

  • R2-D2 Gets A New Actor For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    R2-D2 The 57-year-old actor will replace the late Kenny Baker - who died in August last year aged 81 - as the iconic astromech droid for the upcoming instalment of the 'Star Wars' franchise, set to be released this December. Jimmy is no stranger to the sci-fi film franchise, having actually appeared as the droid in 'Star Wards: The Force Awakens' in 2015, although he remained uncredited as Kenny was named as the actor behind the costume. Speaking about his new role, Jimmy said in a statement ...

  • New R2-D2 Actor Announced

    When the original R2-D2, Kenny Baker, fell ill in 2016, it became clear that he could no longer carry on as the iconic Star Wars droid. Baker was still present for all of R2's emotional moments, including during production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Baker died in 2016. Actor Jimmy Vee has been officially announced as the new R2-D2. Baker will take over the role, starting with the forthcoming Star Wars Episode VIII: The last Jedi.

  • Prince, Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson and More: 2016's Notable Deaths

    David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Anton Yelchin, Gary Shandling, Kenny Baker, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Garry Marshall, Muhammad Ali, Nancy Reagan and Alan Thicke are just some of the timeless talents lost this year.

  • 'Star Wars': The Saga in Photos -

    For the first time ever, you can buy all of the "Star Wars" movies digitally through Xbox Video. Celebrate this release by looking through photos from each film. Digital release of all movies available for purchase and download on April 10th on Xbox Video. Darth Maul (Ray Park) and Darth Sidious

  • Star Wars R2-D2 Actor Dies At 81 -

    The British actor best known as R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" films, has died. According to his niece, Abigail Shield, Kenny Baker, who was 81, had been ill for the past two years with a lung condition. British actor Rahul Kohli said in a post: "You brought life to one of my favorite characters, thank you Kenny Baker. Rest in peace." According to his nephew and caregiver Andrew Myerscough, Baker died in his sleep Saturday morning.

  • Carrie Fisher Honored At Comic-Con By Fans

    On Sunday, Four "Star Wars" fan groups celebrated Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia at the san diego comic con. Many women dressed in Leia's flowing white gown and iconic twin buns. They talked about how much they were inspired by the character. One said she even walked down the aisle at her wedding to Leia's theme. an exhibit of fan art created after Fisher's death last year was included in the presentation. The fans also celebrated the life of Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2.

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  • Kenny Baker - IMDb

    Kenny Baker, Actor: Star Wars. Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, …

  • Kenny Baker (English actor) - Wikipedia

    Kenneth George Baker (24 August 1934 – 13 August 2016) was an English actor and musician. He is best remembered for portraying the character R2-D2 in the Star Wars science fiction movie franchise.

  • Kenny Baker, 'Star Wars' R2-D2 actor, dies at 81 - CNN

    Kenny Baker, the British actor who gave life to the droid R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" films, has died at the age of 81, according to his niece, Abigail Shield.

  • Kenneth Baker - Wikipedia

    Kenneth, Ken or Kenny Baker may refer to: Arts and entertainment. Kenny Baker (American performer) (1912–1985), American singer and actor; Kenny Baker (trumpeter) (1921–1999), British jazz trumpeter

  • Kenny Baker | Wookieepedia | FANDOM powered by Wikia

    Kenny Baker (August 24, 1934 – August 13, 2016) was a British actor best known as the man inside...

  • Kenny Baker - IMDb

    Kenny Baker, Actor: Stage Door Canteen. Kenny Baker was born on September 30, 1912 in Monrovia, California, USA as Kenneth Laurence Baker. He was an actor, known for Stage Door Canteen (1943), The Mikado (1939) and At the Circus (1939). He was married to Geraldyne Louise Churchill. He died on August 10, 1985 in Solvang, California.

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  • Kenny Baker | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links | AllMusic

    Find Kenny Baker bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Bluegrass fiddler Kenny Baker was born on June…

  • Kenny Baker — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and photos at

    Watch videos & listen free to Kenny Baker: Goodbye Little Star, Jerusalem Ridge & more. There are two artists named Kenny Baker. 1. Kenny Baker (born June 26, 1926 in Jenkins, KY) is an American fiddle player best known for having the longest tenure of any of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. Baker's jazz-inflected style has been a huge influence on subsequent bluegrass fiddlers. 2. Kenny Baker was born on 1 March 1921 in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and died 7 December 1999.

  • Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies | Film | The Guardian

    The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character. He went on to play the character in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as

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