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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2014 7:36 a.m. PST

The British actor and bodybuilder, best known as the man who performed as the physically intimidating "Darth Vader" in the first three 'Star Wars' films, recently revealed his diagnosis:


As someone who had a couple of family members who suffered from it, I want to wish the VERY, very best to Mr. Prowse, and pray for peace and a long life for him.

Streitax Inactive Member30 Nov 2014 8:26 a.m. PST

And peace and all the help they need to his family.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2014 8:41 a.m. PST


freewargamesrules30 Nov 2014 9:20 a.m. PST

Met him many years ago as The Green Cross Code Man….an absolute gent.

Who asked this joker30 Nov 2014 10:17 a.m. PST

How terrible. His brawn coupled with James Earl Jones' voice made Darth Vader the ultimate villain in science fiction movies.

I wish him well and hope he can stay ahead of this terrible illness.

ming31 Inactive Member30 Nov 2014 11:00 a.m. PST

do not wish that on my worst enemy . Good luck and postive thoughts .

Charlie 1230 Nov 2014 1:24 p.m. PST

Truly sad. Good thoughts and prays for him and his family.

jpattern230 Nov 2014 2:42 p.m. PST

Very sad.

tkdguy30 Nov 2014 10:32 p.m. PST

Sad to hear that. My best wishes and prayers for him and his family.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2014 3:43 a.m. PST

A very lovely man, met him years ago, before the Star Wars celebrity circuit became an industry. He was promoting his "Force against Arthritis" at the time and he had an original Darth Vader helmet on show that looked huge.

Very sad to hear this bad news, he's had a history of poor health and felt somewhat cheated for his contribution to Star Wars and this has led to some tension between him and Lucasfilm over the years.

I wish you the very best of luck Mr Prowse.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member01 Dec 2014 6:48 a.m. PST

Got to meet the man some years ago at a sci-fi con here in Concinnati. And I got to talk with him,mentioning the Green Cross org. A fine bloke indeed. Thoughts and prayers are with him.

Veteran Cosmic Rocker01 Dec 2014 2:29 p.m. PST

I use to go to school with his eldest son and visited his house often, had dinner with the family when I was growing up. A really nice man – and built like a brick house.

Lost touch with them after I went to Uni, great shame

mad mac Inactive Member02 Dec 2014 3:53 a.m. PST

His Green Cross Code man role is being reprised

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member02 Dec 2014 6:51 a.m. PST

Cincinnati. Sorry. My bad.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2014 12:10 p.m. PST

Sad news.

He was great in Callan too – although again he had to be dubbed! YouTube link

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member12 Dec 2014 5:02 p.m. PST

Yes indeed, a lovely guy. Once had a very inebriated and funny evening with him and Kenny Baker. :)

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