David Prowse, Darth Vader actor, dies at 85

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David Prowse, Darth Vader actor, dies at 85

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From the Washington Post:

"Darth Vader actor David Prowse dies at 85. The English actor, weightlifter embodied the ‘Star Wars’ villain in the original trilogy.

The phenomenal success of the “Star Wars” series after its launch in 1977 made the Dark Lord of the Sith, as Mr. Prowse’s character was also known, one of cinema's most instantly recognizable villains — even as Mr. Prowse remained largely unknown to moviegoers because of his full-body costume."

Mr. Prowse was 6ft 7in and weighed 275 lbs.

Darth's voice was dubbed in by James Earl Jones.

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