‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader Actor, David Prowse Passes Away

Today it was annouced by Bowington Management that actor Dave Prowse is one with the force and has passed away at the age of 85.

Dave Prowse was half of iconic charcter of Darth Vader, while the other half was James Earl Jones.  These two actors together made one of the most memoriable characters that has exsisted in our life time.  While James Earl Jones voiced the character of Darth Vader, Dave Prowse brought the character to life in the original Star Wars triology.

Many of us woke up this morning to the above photo circulating around on social media.  It is in fact a sad day.

  Dave Prowse’s agent, Thomas Bowington with Bowington Management sent out this tweet this morning….”It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the word, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85.”

 

 

 

 

 

George Lucas recruited Dave Prowse after seeing him in ‘Clockwork Orange’ and additionally Prowse was a well known body builder.  Lucas was looking speficially for someone like Prowse to play either Darth Vader or Chewbacca.  Prowse was offerered both roles and chose to play Darth Vader because as Dave said “Everyone remembers the villian”.

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