The world is a lesser place today after losing one of the most iconic actors of our time.
You might not even be familiar with the name Kenny Baker, but the 81-year old actor was the man-behind-the-machine, playing the role of R2D2 in all of the current Star Wars films.
Standing at just 3 foot 8 inches tall, Baker’s influence and ability far exceeded any physical limitations– appearing in 37 films since 1960.
Despite his involvement in numerous projects over the decades, none had a greater and long-lasting impression as his iconic role as R2D2– the lovable astromech droid from Star Wars lore.
Rest in peace Kenny Baker. This galaxy, and the one far, far away will never quite be the same.
Here’s a highlight reel of Kenny as R2D2, doing what he does best.