Mark Hamill Salutes Star Wars actor Darth Vader David Prowse – Deadline

Luke Skywalker honored his father.

Mark Hamill posted a tribute to Instagram to his actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader alongside Hamill in the original Star Wars trilogy and shared with him one of the cinema’s greatest revelations.

“It’s so sad David Prowse is gone.” He was a nice man and much more than Darth Vader. Actor-father-father, member of the Order of the British Empire – three-time British weightlifting champion and safety icon, man of the Green Cross Codex. He loved his fans as much as they did. #REST IN PEACE

Prowse died on Saturday at the age of 85, his manager confirmed.

Prowse played the role of the iconic Vader with his imposing 6’6 frames, but the role was voiced by James Earl Jones.