Kenny Baker to some is an unknown, but to Star Wars fans he is a legend, playing R2D2 in the original Star Wars movies. Kenny blessed with dwarfism was 4′ tall, making him able to fit inside of the R2D2 unit during the 70’s. He was at first going to turn down the original offer to be in the movie, but later agreed to help out with the unit. He was a happy and giving man, and would do anything for anyone that asked for help, says his friends and family.
Celebrities have been taking to social media with much love:
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 13, 2016
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 13, 2016
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 13, 2016
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 13, 2016
Here is a nice little interview with Kenny talking about being in all of the films: