Monday, January 2, 2012

RIP Darth Vader

Or at least one aspect of the character:
The man who played the legendary Darth Vader during fight scenes in the original Star Wars trilogy has died, it has emerged today.

Bob Anderson, 89, was a former Olympic swordsman who worked on many of the best known films of the past seven decades - but very few people are aware of the influence he had on some of our favourite movies

He is most famous for donning Darth Vader's black helmet and fighting lightsaber battles in the original Star Wars trilogy - most famously with Obi Wan Kenobi.
Here is Anderson in one of the most famous duel scenes in cinematic history:

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