Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Dies At 85

Sunday, November 29th 2020, 6:49 am
By: News 9, News On 6, CBS News

Actor David Prowse who physically played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy has died aged 85.

His agent confirmed the news on Sunday, saying Prowse passed away after a short illness. Prowse, a weightlifter turned actor, was best known for his role as Luke Skywalker's father who wore the iconic black suit in the original trilogy from 1977 to 1983.

Prowse did not provide the vocal performance of Darth Vader though as his lines were voiced by James Earl Jones.