Angie Mayhew, wife of Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca, has died, sparking heartfelt tributes from across the Star Wars fanbase.
Her death was announced via the Peter Mayhew Foundation’s social media. Angie had regularly kept fans of Peter updated via the Foundation, often attending conventions herself and earning her own well-deserved space among the Star Wars community.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Angie Mayhew,” reads the statement. “After complications from a double heart valve replacement surgery, she has joined her beloved, Peter Mayhew, in the stars.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Angie Mayhew. After complications from a double heart valve replacement surgery, she has joined her beloved, Peter Mayhew, in the stars. Her kindness, love and generosity will always be remembered. pic.twitter.com/6GtXjsPPoa
— Peter Mayhew Foundation (@TheWookieeRoars) April 2, 2023
“Her kindness, love and generosity will always be remembered.”
Fans have left heartfelt messages about Angie and the Mayhews’ legacy on Twitter throughout the morning since the news broke.
@501stLegion, @rebellegion, @DroidBuilders, @TDEofficial, @GalacticAcademy and @mandomercs
stand together to celebrate the amazing life of our beloved Angie. For all interested in making a contribution the Mayhew Foundation.https://t.co/OROCEEhjyL pic.twitter.com/lP98SVKITw
— Bloodfin Garrison (@Bloodfin) April 3, 2023
Rest in peace, Angie. Prayers and love to the Mayhew family. 😭💔 https://t.co/6NygUa8Z2r
— We Geek Girls (@WeGeekGirls) April 3, 2023
Grateful for every moment in more cities than I can count. Thank you for everything.
— Colby Boothman (@ColbyBoothman) April 3, 2023
Those who wish to pay tribute to Angie and Peter Mayhew are encouraged to donate to the Peter Mayhew Foundation, which raises money for causes devoted to the alleviation of disease, pain, suffering, and the financial toll brought on by life’s traumatic events in memory of the actor.
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