In Texas last week, the British actor Peter Mayhew died. That news has his family announced on Thursday. The actor died at the age of 74 in the presence of his immediate family. Peter Mayhew was best known for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. Mayhew was more than 2 metres long and put out so head and shoulders above his colleagues. Mayhew sat for a while in a wheelchair, but would, according to his family, to have a heart attack have died.