David Proves, who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, was suffering from coronavirus before he died Sunday at the age of 85, his daughter said in a report.
Finally, the actor’s daughter, Rachel, the hel0-year-old, told the Sun:
“But when we went to collect his stuff from the hospital the nurse said what a wonderful person he is. He was a bigger character than life. He would have liked to see himself trending on Twitter, ‘he added.
Rachel also confirmed that her father – a 6-foot-6 former bodybuilder – suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and spent two weeks in a London hospital with COVID-19, according to the news outlet.
“He must have felt very scary, but as a person he was a sweet, kind and generous man,” his daughter said. “It simply came to our notice then. And for us he was our father. “
Meanwhile, actor Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skyverk Locker in the space saga, took to Twitter to remember Provence.
“It simply came to our notice then. He was a good man at heart and could rarely do any harm to anyone. ” Hamil wrote. “Order the f British actor-husband-father-member – 3 times British weightlifting champion and safety icon Green Cross Code Man. He loves his fans as much as he loves them.
Producer George Lucas also posted a heartfelt tribute to the late actor on Star Wars.com.
“David Darth Vader brought a physique that was essential to the character,” Lucas wrote.
“He jumped Wader from the page and on the big screen, with impressive size and movement performance, to match the intensity and ambiguity of Wader’s presence.”
“David was ready for anything and contributed to the success of becoming a memorable, tragic person. Let him rest in peace, ”Lucas added.