The Star Wars universe has lost another of its icons: David Prowse, the British actor who filled the very large shoes (though not the voice) of Darth Vader in the original film trilogy. He was 85.
The news brought forth players in multiple Star Wars MMOs to pay tribute to the actor. On SWG Legends, one of the largest Star Wars Galaxies rogue servers, there are multiple memorials to key Star Wars figures, including Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Carrie Fisher, the last of whom sees a fresh memorial every December and breaks my heart all over again. Prowse’s memorial now joins theirs; his is situated in Narmle on Rori, one of the moons of Naboo.
And in Star Wars: The Old Republic players held a silent vigil-turned-life-celebration on on Drummond Kaas on the Darth Malgus server yesterday. YouTuber Dark Jedi Order posted footage from the event for those who couldn’t attend in person.
The beautiful thing about #StarWarsGalaxies is that nobody is truly ever gone. Iconic actors, or community members. Everyone is a part of the history of our home galaxy. Pay tribute to the life of David Prowse by visiting > Rori, Narmle. (/Waypoint -5293 -2228)#SWGLegends pic.twitter.com/m6SxPtSlbQ
— SWG:Legends (@SWGLegendsStaff) November 29, 2020
So sad to hear David Prowse has passed. He was a kind man & much more than Darth Vader. Actor-Husband-Father-Member of the Order of the British Empire-3 time British Weightlifting Champion & Safety Icon the Green Cross Code Man. He loved his fans as much as they loved him. #RIP pic.twitter.com/VbDrGu6iBz
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 29, 2020