BREAKING: Tributes Pour In After Death of StarWars Legend Announced

Some sad news for StarWars fans has been announced.1kennyBritish 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.

Baker became a household name in 1977 when he took on the role of the robot R2D2 in the first Star Wars film. ┬áHe went on to appear with Anthony Daniels’ C-3PO character in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the three prequels.

Born in Birmingham, Baker’s other films include Time Bandits and Flash Gordon.