Kenny Baker, the 3’8” British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films, has died of a lung condition at 81 years old. What do you think?


“Looks like my R2-D2 novelty thermos just grew that much more valuable.”

Dorian Lumley • Pumice Extractor

“Fortunately, the man who walked on all fours to portray the AT-ATs is still alive and well.”

Wendell Klassen • Ring Solderer

“Many performers have rocked back and forth inside a metal canister, but Baker elevated it to an art form.”

Estelle Wethers • Mannequin Stylist