The management company of David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars, announce the death of the British actor last Sunday.
According to his agent Thomas Bowington, agent of David Prowse, the Star Wars star died after suffering from illness in a short term. CNN reported that the British star has struggled with prostate cancer since 2018. “It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85,” Bowington Management said.
Even though Prowse has played most of his career as a monster character, Prowse was said to be a hero by his friend, specifically his former agent – Thomas Bowington. “Though famous for playing many monsters — for myself, and all who knew Dave and worked with him, he was a hero in our lives,” Bowington said.
The most famous role of Prowse on the screen was his Darth Vader character in the Star Wars trilogy. Within that movie, he was playing Darth Vader alongside an American actor, Mark Hamill – who played Darth Vader’s son, Luke Skywalker. Hamill also felt sorry for the death of a colleague.
“So sad to hear David Prowse has passed. He was a kind man & much more than Darth Vader,” he wrote.
Before participating in the movie firm and becoming the play of Darth Vader, Prowse spent his young age for bodybuilding and used to compete for this field. He was the friend of another famous Hollywood star and former bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The broad physique of Prowse allowed the British former actor to play in monster characters easily. He joined “The Horror of Frankenstein” in 1970 , “Carry on Henry” in 1971, “A Clockwork Orange” in 1971, and the Star Wars series in 1977, 1978, and 1983.
He is also an author for his autobiography “Straight from the Force’s Mouth,” in 2011 and the book named “Fitness is fun.”
In the end, Prowse’s death was a shock and a blue for a lot of Star Wars’ fans who loved the movie thanks to the play of “Darth Vader” David Prowse.