Very sad news as British actor Kenny Baker has passed away today at 81. He struggled with an illness for years and it claimed him today. Baker is best-known for his work as the lovable droid from the STAR WARS franchise, R2-D2. At 3’8″ tall, he began his career in 1950 at the age of 16 as a circus clown in pantomime. Some of his other films include TIME BANDITS and FLASH GORDON. A little piece of many people’s childhood was lost with him, including mine.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. We hope they know that he will be missed.