pic.twitter.com/FrDLled0F3— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) November 29, 2020
On November 29, Prowse’s Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill tweeted his remembrance, calling him “a kind man & much more than Darth Vader.”
So sad to hear David Prowse has passed. Dave Prowse has died aged 85. Actor-Husband-Father-Member of the Order of the British Empire-3 time British Weightlifting Champion & Safety Icon the Green Cross Code Man. In 1977, he delighted school kids in Belfast, as the Green Cross Code Man. Prowse, a former bodybuilder, was beloved in the United Kingdom for playing the “Green Cross Code Man,” teaching children road-crossing safety. He loved his fans as much as they loved him. Related
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Star Wars actor Dave Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, died on November 28 after a short illness,” BBC reports. The British actor gave Vader’s physical performance, wearing the suit and lending his imposing six-foot-five stature to the iconic film villain, while James Earl Jones provided the character’s voice. #RIP pic.twitter.com/VbDrGu6iBz— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 29, 2020
Prowse is remembered by legions of Star Wars fans, and survived by his wife and children. He was a kind man & much more than Darth Vader. That public-service role earned him the Order of the British Empire. The man behind the mask.