Chewbacca’s Family Reunion

Tribute to Peter Mayhew: Peter William Mayhew (19 May 1944 – 30 April 2019) was an English-American actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. He played the character in all of his live action appearances from the 1977 original to 2015’s The Force Awakens before his retirement from the role.

Chewbacca, a 200-year-old Wookiee. Wookiees are a species of intelligent bipeds from the planet Kashyyyk in the Star Wars universe.  Standing at 8 feet tall, Chewbacca is covered with long hair, and wears only a bandolier. His weapon of choice is the Wookiee bowcaster (a crossbow-shaped directed-energy weapon).

Chewbacca’s family had the chance to come together as their paths were crossing for the first time in decades. The most convenient location was Crawford, Texas, as the Wookiee family members would all be travelling within close range of that Texas town. Many members of the family arrived in Crawford on various ships from the far reaches of the galaxy. The family reunion was a great success. 

Reunion Photos

 

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Portrait of a group of cousins

 

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Chewie enjoying beverages with Hans Solo’s great-great granddaughter.

 

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Painted portrait of Chewie, the wife and kids, and cat.

 

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Chewie with some family elders.

 

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Cousin Hoolacca arrives at the Crawford spaceport.

 

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Chewing the fat with his step-brother Leroy the Sasquatch.

 

Chewie throwing out the first pitch at a Crawford Rattlers baseball game.

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