Kenny 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.
THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D
dir. George Lucas
Stars: Ewan McGregor
Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
dir. Dave Filoni
Samuel L. Jackson
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