Star Wars – The Saga Pauses

Kenny Baker, the diminutive actor who brought R2-D2 to life died today. An accomplished entertainer, he did not want to be stuffed into a metal can for a movie that everyone thought would be a non-event.

However, they needed him. He was small enough, strong enough, and old enough to work the long hours required. He relented, the rest is history. (Check out the picture)

C3PO: “I don’t think he [Luke Skywalker] likes you.”

R2D2: “beeemmmm”

C3Po: “No, I don’t like you either.”

But, actually, we all did. Thanks, Kenny. You were a giant in this life—it’ll be even better in the next.    

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