Beep Boop Beep: RIP Kenny Baker
Yesterday we learned of the news that actor Kenny Baker, original Artoo Detoo (R2D2) from Star Wars, passed away at age 81. And while he was not a household name like Harrison Ford or James Earl Jones, the small tripodal android he helped bring to life is.
And not just movies, but from action figures to trading cards little R2D2 is a character that has brought a smile to the faces of so many. Perhaps it was his simple beep boop beep chirps or his unwavering loyalty to his friends, but the character is deeply loved. To the late Mr. Baker, thank you for the role you played in shaping this most iconic character. May your soul rest peacefully in a galaxy far, far away.
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