UPDATE: David Prowse‘s child thanked fans for sending their love and assistance following her dad’s death on Sunday, Nov. 29.
“Dad would have been over the moon about the reaction he has had today,” Rachel Prowse shared on Twitter. “Me and the rest of the family have been overwhelmed by the lovely comments and the sharing of some hilarious memories. Thanks twitter for brightening a difficult day.”
Taking to Facebook, Rachel published a lengthier message about her father’s death and discussed his effect as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise.
“Thank you so much to everyone that has reached out and sent their love and best wishes to my me, my mum and my brothers, it means more than you know,” she composed in part. “I will get round to replying to you. As a family we were very used to sharing my dad with others across the world and now that he has gone it is incredibly touching to see and hear about the impact he had on so many people.”
“Dad had a broad fan base from many different areas of his life and work, he will be missed by many,” she continued. “He’d had a fabulous life, travelled all over the world doing things that he loved especially meeting fans at conventions and signing thousands and thousands of autographs over the years… For those of us that grew up in the 70’s and 80’s he will be best remembered as being the Green Cross Code Man and also for being Darth Vader, the most evil villain in cinematic history; to me he will always just be dad.”
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Star Wars has actually lost another legend.
David Prowse, who physically played Darth Vader in the initial trilogy, has actually passed away. He was 85. His representative, Thomas Bowington, informed BBC News that Prowse died after a brief health problem. In 2018, CNN reported that Prowse was being dealt with for prostate cancer. The star is made it through by his better half, Norma, and their 3 kids.