R2-D2 has passed on.

DrLeftover

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Kenny Baker, 'Star Wars' R2-D2 actor, dies
(CNN)Kenny Baker, the British actor best known as R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" films, has died at the age of 81, according to his niece, Abigail Shield.

Baker was being looked after by Shield's brother, who found him Saturday morning. Shield said Baker was ill for years with a lung condition.
She also said her uncle -- who was 3 feet, 8 inches tall -- did not expect to "live past his teenage years because he was a 'little person,' so it is pretty amazing he lived this long."
Baker died in his sleep Saturday morning, according to his nephew and caregiver Andrew Myerscough.
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He lived a long life and at least he didn't suffer in the end. Nice to pass away peacefully in your sleep like he did.
 

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Aw, so sad to hear this, my heart goes out to the family. Amazing that he lived past the prediction they gave, and I'm sure his family was grateful they had that extra time together with him! I will miss hearing him as R2-D2!
 
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