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Darth Vader actor, Dave Prowse dies aged 85

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David Prowse, the British actor who donned the iconic Darth Vader suit in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85.

The weightlifter turned actor, who also earned an MBE for playing the Green Cross Code Man to promote road safety, died after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said in a social media post.

Prowse made his film debut in the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale which landed him several other screen roles, including in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.