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Harrison Ford Pays Tribute to Late Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew: ‘He Was a Really Sweet Man’

May 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Star Wars Han Chewbacca Harrison Ford Peter Mayhew

Harrison Ford reflected on the passing of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, during an appearance on The Tonight Show. Ford of course co-starred alongside Mayhew in the films as Chewie’s good friend Han Solo, and talked about his friendship with Mayhew who he last appeared on-screen with in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“He was a really sweet man; nice man,” Ford said during the appearance. “He had a hard time physically. It was really hard for him to do what he did for us, all of us, and he did it with real dignity and class. He was a really neat guy. I miss him.”

Mayhew passed away earlier this month at the age of 74. You can see video of Ford on the late night show below.