Peter Mayhew has passed away at the age of 74 at home with his family by his side, a statement revealed. He was the British actor known for playing the role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. The London-born star shot to fame as an actor in this role from 1977 until 2015. As well as this, he had other roles in his acting career which helped him build his fortune.
Peter Mayhew dead: Net worth of Star Wars Chewbacca actor revealed
Peter had a fortune of around £3.8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The actor was born in London on May 1944 and began acting in the mid-70s.
He stood out because of his larger than average height, which was a huge 7ft 3in.
Landing his first role in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, he had a number of small roles in other films following this.
Peter Mayhew net worth: The actor was best-known for his role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars films