The British actor David (‘Dave’) Prowse is dead. He died on Saturday 28. November after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said, according to BBC. Prowse was most notably known for his portrayal of the character of Darth Vader in the original movie trilogy "Star Wars" world famous.
"May the force always be with him"
According to the BBC report, his agent said in the spirit of the Jedi Order from the Star Wars films: "May the Force always be with him!" ("May the force be with him, always!"). Born in Bristol, Prowse was not only an actor, but also a bodybuilder and weightlifter, and worked as a fitness trainer. In this function he prepared for example the Superman actor Christopher Reeve for his strenuous role.
Not least because of his impressive physical appearance (body size 1.98 m), he was eventually cast in the role of the Bosewight and Sith Lord Darth Vader. Darth Vader is in the famous film series on the dark side of the force and is the opponent of the hero Luke Skywalker. In the fight scenes of Darth Vader Prowse was replaced by fencer Bob Anderson.