David Prowse

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David Prowse
David Prowse in 2008
Born(1935-07-01)1 July 1935
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Died28 November 2020(2020-11-28) (aged 85)
London, England, UK
Alma materBristol Grammar School
Years active1956–2010
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Norma Prowse (m. 1963)

David Prowse, MBE (1 July 1935 – 28 November 2020) was an English bodybuilder, weightlifter, and movie, television, stage, and voice actor who was known for playing the role of Darth Vader in four Star Wars movies.

Prowse was born in Bristol, England.[1] He studied at Bristol Grammar School. He was married to Norma Prowse from 1963 until his death.

In November 2014, Prowse revealed that he had dementia.[2] In 2018, he was diagnosed with for a second time prostate cancer after going into remission in 2009.[3]

Prowse died on 28 November 2020 in London, aged 85.[4][5][6] Two weeks before his death, he was diagnosed with COVID-19.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Darth Vader returns to Bristol home where he grew up". Bristol Evening Post. 16 November 2009. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. McPhee, Rod. "Star Wars' Darth Vader: I'd have loved a part in the new film but I'd forget my lines". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. "David Prowse, Original Darth Vader Star, Dies At Age 85". CNN. 29 November 2020.
  4. "Dave Prowse: Darth Vader actor dies aged 85". BBC News. 29 November 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  5. Barnes, Mike (28 November 2020). "David Prowse, Man Behind the Darth Vader Mask, Dies at 85". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  6. "Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies aged 85". The Guardian. 29 November 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  7. ‘Star Wars’ icon David Prowse died after two-week coronavirus battle

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