David Prowse, Darth Vader star, Passes away at 85
David Prowse, popularly known for essaying the role of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy passed away at the age of 85. He was also a Bristolian former bodybuilder. Reportedly, this sad news was confirmed by the deceased's agent. “May the force be with him, always!" said Prowse’s agent Thomas Bowington.” David's career as an actor spanned 50 years and he was regarded as one of the most popular faces.