RIP Kenny Baker (actor of R2D2): Died Today at the age of 83

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kenny_baker.jpgKenny Baker (1934–2016)

Born: August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England, UK
Died: August 13, 2016 (age 81) in England, UK

The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 83

The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 83 after a long illness.

Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character.

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