Famous for his role as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, actor David Prowse has died at the age of 85.
His agent Thomas Bowington announced on Facebook that Mr Browse died following a short illness while stating, “A loving husband, father and grandfather. May the force be with him, always!”.
Mr Bowington added, “Though famous for playing many monsters – for myself, and all who knew Dave and worked with him, he was a hero in our lives.”
With an acting career spanning over 50 years, Mr Browse was chosen for his notorious role as Darth Vader because of his impressive 6 foot 6 (1.98cm) weightlifter frame.
He made his film debut in the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale before making several appearances in other films such as Stanley Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’.