Dave Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original star Wars trilogy, it’s time to call on the public appearances.
A declaration of the 82-year-old social media accounts, said he would “not be making any personal appearances or conventions because of health problems” from January 2018.
Prowse was the man behind the mask of Vader in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi.
He has also played the Green Cross Code man on television road safety advertisements.
Born in Bristol in 1935, Prowse was a successful bodybuilder and weightlifter before landing his iconic Star Wars role.
His face was never seen the movie, however, while her voice was dubbed by US actor James Earl Jones.
When Vader’s mask was removed in Return of the Jedi, another actor, Sebastian Shaw is revealed to you below.
Two new players – Daniel Naprous and Spencer Wilding – shared the role of Vader during his brief appearance, last year Rogue: Star Wars History.
Prowse, a fixture on the convention circuit after the Jedi release in 1983, announced last year, “with great sadness” that he would no longer take part in international events.
In 2014 he revealed that he had dementia, though this has not prevented participation in the 2015 documentary I Am Your Father, or recently appeared in a music video for the singer Jayce Lewis.
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