"He is survived by his wife Angie and three children. His kindness, generosity and care will live on in the Peter Mayhew Foundation with Angie taking the helm as his voice.
There will be a memorial service for friends and family held on June 29th and in early December in Los Angeles there will be a memorial for fans set up with his family in attendance, personal effects, and collection at EmpireConLA.
For additional information, information on the memorials or to offer condolences email ryan@ReelAppearances.com
Rather than gifts and flowers the family asks that you consider donating to the foundation so that they can continue his efforts to help the community. You can donate at http://petermayhewfoundation.org/make-a-donation.php"
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
...We walked into the Mos Eisley Cantina with Luke and Obi-Wan, looking for a ship... and met a character who would, over the course of the next four decades, work his way into our hearts and social consciousness in ways we could not imagine. We've cheered for him during battles, laughed at his smug response to Han's, "That's because droids don't pull somebody's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that." We've cried and mourned with him when he thought he'd lost Han on Hoth, then when he actually did, later, on Starkiller. He's been the go-to reference for loyalty, friendship, strength, and people of intimidating stature, he's been the subject of songs, countless film and TV references, and we've all wanted our own Chewie at some point.
May the Force be with you. Always.