Kenny Baker


Kenny Baker, known to millions as the actor behind Star Wars’ R2-D2 has died aged 83 after a period of illness.

Kenny, who stood 3ft 8ins shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the Astromech droid in George Lucas’s epic fantasy film.

He went on to play the character in the two follow-up movies, plus the three reboots between 1999 and 2005.

Kenny had been ill for some time.