British actor David Browse, best known for his role as Darth Vader in the Star Warsseries, died on Saturday at the age of 85 from complications from the corona virus. His daughter announced this on Sunday The Sun.
Rachel Prowse said her father had been in the hospital for the past two weeks. “It is terrible that the COVID restrictions prevented him from visiting and saying goodbye. But when we went to get his things, the nurse told me what a cool man he was. He had such a great personality. He’d been thrilled to see him trending on Twitter. ”
Prowse was best known for his role as Darth Vader in the science fiction series. However, the actor himself cannot be heard in the films. The American actor James Earl Jones took over the voice work from him because the makers felt that Prowse’s West English accent did not suit the character.
The actor has appeared in more than seventy films and series. He played in series like The Saint, Space 1999 and Doctor Who and had a role in Stanley Kubrick’s movie A Clockwork Orange.