Sad news hits us this Sunday; Dave Prowse, the man immortalised first as the Green Cross Code Man on TV which he played over 14 years and which won him an MBE, then as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has passed away. Prowse also made a name for himself playing various creatures on TV and in movies, including the Frankenstein Monster twice for Hammer Films. Said his agent Thomas Bowington:
“Though famous for playing many monsters – for myself, and all who knew Dave and worked with him, he was a hero in our lives. His death is a truly and deeply heart-wrenching loss for us and millions of fans all over the world”.
RIP Dave. May the force be with you.