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David Prowse, actor who portrayed Darth Vader in Star Wars, dies aged 85 – ABC News

The British actor and nearly 2m-tall bodybuilder portrayed the legendary Star Wars villain, though his voice was not considered right for the ruthless Darth Vader….

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The British actor who portrayed the villain Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy has died.

  • Prowse portrayed Darth Vader in Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi
  • His talent agency said he passed away after a short illness
  • He was also known for being the face of a road safety campaign in the UK

David Prowse was 85.
Standing nearly 2 metres tall, the man behind the iconic movie mask was a former bodybuilder.
However, his voice was not considered right for the ruthless Vader,…

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