This Sunday, November 29, the world of cinema as well as fans of the Star Wars saga learned sad news. Darth Vader’s performer Dave Prowse has died aged 85. In the last years of his life he suffered from a terrible disease …
The world of cinema is in mourning . Dave Prowse, the unforgettable performer of Darth Vader, in the original Star Wars saga , has passed away at the age of 85. His agent, Thomas Bowington, announced the sad news on Twitter this Sunday, November 29. ” It is with great regret and heartbreaking sadness for us and millions of fans around the world to announce that our client Dave Prowse MBE has passed away at the age of 85 ,” he said .
In 2014, this famous actor discovered that he was suffering from dementia . Information very difficult to accept when he gradually realized the deterioration of his state of health. Breaking the silence around this disease, Dave Prowse had confided in an interview with Mirror and had revealed in a very pessimistic tone: ” Sometimes I can’t remember the things I did yesterday. This worries me more than not remembering something that happened 20 years ago. There is nothing that can be done. The doctors put me on treatment but I have not. doesn’t feel like it’s working. I don’t feel like I’ve made any progress. ”
He suffered from dementia
It was the relatives of the famous Sith Lord’s interpreter who understood that he was suffering from dementia. During this interview, he added with emotion: ” I never cared about it. It was the others who noticed it …. My wife probably noticed it more than me. ” One of his more great regret at the end of his life is surely not to have been able to participate in the third saga of Star Wars . The British actor would have liked to make a small appearance, but aware of his condition, he had admitted defeat: “By now, I would probably have forgotten my lines. But whatever form it might have taken, I would have loved to do something in the movie – even if it was just a cameo. I would have liked to be integrated. Of course, Darth Vader was killed and there was no way to get him back. He had finally concluded with regret: ‘ The fans asked me if I was going to be in the new movie and I just said,’ Sorry, not that I know of . “