R2D2 actor has passed away.
I found this on the web.
Don't insult the precious, my precious!:book:
Yeah, I saw that earlier today. Sad news. The fans won't forget him or his work, and hopefully Lucasfilm/Disney work in a tribute to him in upcoming Star Wars films.
There are so many R2-D2 moments in the first seven movies and the TV specials and wherever else he played the character (including numerous commercials and one shot films) that I wonder how they'll carry on his legacy. If they go to complete CGI or remote control now it won't be the same and if they find another actor to be R2-D2 that person will bring new energy to the role (not a bad thing, in my opinion). There are subtleties in individual movements that can be mimicked but not so easily replicated.

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