We are so saddened to hear of the passing of the actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in all of the Star Wars from the original through to The Force Awakens. He brought the character to life in such an incredible way, inspiring us, both on-screen and off, to be more loyal friends, more helpful towards strangers and more fierce warriors in the face of adversity. May the Force be with you, always.

Letter released by Mayhew’s family announcing his passing