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David Prowse: Darth Vader actor and Green Cross Man dies aged 85


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Actor David Prowse, the man who donned the iconic Darth Vader suit in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85 following a short illness.

Prior to landing his famous Star Wars role, the Bristolian actor was a familiar face on UK television as the first Green Cross Code Man.

Tributes have poured in following his death, with fellow Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeting: "So sad to hear David Prowse has passed. He was a kind man & much more than Darth Vader."

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