Kenny Baker, R2-D2 in Episodes I-VI, has passed away

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Today is a very sad day for Star Wars fans. Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in Star Wars Episodes I-VI, has passed away. He was 81 years old. I had the pleasure to meet Kenny several times over the past few years and he was the kindest. The news comes from Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hildago this morning:

We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Kenny’s family at this difficult time. The Force will be with Kenny, always.