Updated November 30, 2020, 12:54 p.m.
- Darth Vader “actor David Prowse has died at the age of 85.
- “Star Wars” colleague Mark Hamill appears to have been hard hit by the actor’s demise.
- On Instagram and Twitter he says goodbye to Prowse with warm words.
After the death of “Darth Vader” actor David Prowse has Mark Hamill badly hit shown. As Hamill wrote in a Twitter post, he was “sad” to have heard of the death of his “Star Wars” colleague. Prowse loved his fans as much as they loved him. He was a lovely man and as an “actor, father, husband” was so much more than just “Darth Vader”.
Hamill also pointed out in his post that Prowse had played another iconic role in addition to the “Star Wars” villain. Namely that of the “Green Cross Code Man”. This is a kind of superhero who has been promoting road safety in Great Britain since the 1970s.
Prowse’s face was never seen in “Star Wars”
Prowse died on November 28th after a short illness. The British actor achieved worldwide fame for his role as “Darth Vader” in the first “Star Wars”-Trilogie – and be that though Face was never seen in the movies.
Because in his role, Prowse always wore a mask that was based on the headgear of the samurai, among other things. Only in “Return of the Jedi” – the finale of the trilogy – does Vader take off his mask once. But underneath the audience didn’t see Prowse’s face, but that by British actor Sebastian Shaw.
Prowse’s voice cannot be heard in the films either. Although the actor spoke the text of his role himself, it was in the original dubbed by James Earl Jones.
In addition to his role as Darth Vader, Prowse was also seen in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “Uhrwerk Orange” and the British cult series “Doctor Who”.
- Mark Hamill’s Twitter account