Peter Mayhew, the towering Chewbacca in the ‘Star Wars’ films, dies at 74

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Peter Mayhew, who brought the Wookiee warrior Chewbacca to life in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died at age 74.

The British actor’s family announced his death on social media, saying that he had died Tuesday at his home in North Texas. No cause was given.

“He put his heart and soul into…