Actor Kenny Baker may have died, but his legacy lives on in a galaxy far, far away as a little man who created a great robot.
Kenny Baker was an unlikely candidate for international fame, but managed to produce more charisma from a walking dustbin with no face than many actors can manage with the full range of expression and action available to them.
In doing so, he created the heart of a cultural phenomenon which has spanned both decades and generations, and would have been much the less without him.
As fans of Star Wars, and his work – we and that little droid went through a lot together – and we’re deeply saddened that none of our components could help.
Speaking from Dagobah, Jedi Master Yoda spoke for everyone when he said, “Judge him by his size, we did not.
“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the force.
“For the force will be with him, always.”