Prowse died after a short illness at the age of 85, according to his agent Thomas Bowington.
British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died, his management company said on Sunday. He was 85.
Prowse died after a short illness, according to his agent Thomas Bowington.
While Prowse wore the black suit and helmet to play Darth Vader, it was the actor James Earl Jones who provided the character’s voice.
His other notable roles include the monster in The Horror of Frankenstein in 1970 and a bearded torturer in Carry on Henry in 1971. That same year he made an appearance as a bodyguard in Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian film A Clockwork Orange in 1971.
Prowse also worked as a personal trainer for actors playing the role of Superman, including Christopher Reeve.