R.I.P Dave Prowse, the man behind the Darth Vader mask, passes away.

It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for myself and million of fans around the world, to announce that another childhood hero of mines in the world of hollywood has now left us to head to the next level of the force. This one is one I feel as I have Vader forever marked with me in body art, and I’ve been a fan of this man my entire life that I can remember. He was one half of what made Darth Vader cinemas most iconic badguy ever, and who remains that til this day. Ask anyone what the best parts of Star Wars Rogue One was, and they will always say when Darth Vader was on screen. With out Dave Prowse amazing work in the suit this character would have been vastly different. While his voice was not what was finally used due to his accent (Ironic in a movie loaded with english accests!) and his humble tone they got screen icon James Earl Jones to play the voice. But the body, and movement and everything we visually saw was Dave Prowse. So you can say one half of what made Vader great is now gone.

Yes 2020 claims another name ICONIC name from us not due to the current pandemic but just life itself as this is our ultimate end my friends. The iconic actor Dave Prowse died following a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington told the BBC, adding that his death is “a truly and deeply heart-wrenching loss for us and millions of fans all over the world.” Prowse was best known for his role as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, a character that was voiced by James Earl Jones. However, his fans are also loyal, and loved him so much over the years we remember him fondly as the Green Cross Code Man, a character that taught road safety to children across the UK. He was a kind warm hearted giant unlike his character of Darth Vader who was the polar oposit as the lord of all evil in the galaxy far, far, away.

“‘May the force be with him, always!’ said his agent Thomas Bowington. ‘Though famous for playing many monsters – for myself, and all who knew Dave and worked with him, he was a hero in our lives.’ Mr Bowington called the actor’s death, after a short illness, ‘a truly and deeply heart-wrenching loss for us and millions of fans all over the world’.” — BBC

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