We starten met de reacties van een aantal acteurs met onder meer Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford en Billy Dee Williams. Daarna meer reacties.
He was the gentlest of giants-A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile & a loyal friend who I loved dearly-I'm grateful for the memories we shared & I'm a better man for just having known him. Thanks Pete #RIPPeterMayhew #Heartbroken @TheWookieeRoars pic.twitter.com/8xbq9HEWF2-- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 2, 2019
Harrison Ford on the death of his friend, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew: pic.twitter.com/DvVZYICwZ9-- Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) May 3, 2019
De acteur die in de huidige Star Wars-films de rol van de Wookie speelt, Joonas Suotamo, reageerde via Twitter op het overlijden van Mayhew.
R.I.P 😔 pic.twitter.com/FWRgaOS0Tf-- Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) May 2, 2019
Ook enkele regisseurs reageren via social media, zoals J.J. Abrams en Rian Johnson. Disney baas Robert Iger reageerde eveneens via Twitter, samen met vele andere sterren en merken.
RIP Peter Mayhew. To create a beloved character with warmth and humor is a testament to any actor's spirit. To do it under a half ton of yak hair takes a true legend. ❤️❤️-- Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) May 3, 2019
"We are deeply saddened today by the news of Peter Mayhew's passing. Since 1976, Peter's iconic portrayal of the loyal, lovable Chewbacca has been absolutely integral to the character's success, and to the Star Wars saga itself."-Kathleen Kennedy.-- Star Wars (@starwars) May 3, 2019
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The toughest fuzzball in the galaxy ✨ Thanks for the memories, Peter Mayhew. pic.twitter.com/Nu6qx2baub-- LEGO (@LEGO_Group) May 3, 2019
Everybody at the Foundation was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Peter Mayhew. @TheWookieeRoars' first acting role was as Minaton in 'Sinbad & the Eye of the Tiger', where he donned a fibreglass costume based upon Ray's latex model. Our thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/54vIqS7f6l-- Ray Harryhausen (@Ray_Harryhausen) May 3, 2019
Without those kind blue eyes flashing behind the yak hair, Chewie would have been just a costume. Peter Mayhew endures as the best friend we all hoped to have as our co-pilot. If you have a dog, sit them in the passenger seat & remember how Peter's performances touched your life. pic.twitter.com/9PHCGYlzy3-- MONDO (@MondoNews) May 3, 2019