Angelique Mayhew Wiki
Angelique Mayhew was born as Angelique Luker. She has been married to Peter Mayhew since August 7th, 1999 until he died on April 30th, 2019 aged 74. According to IMDB, Angelique has 2 credits in the 2016 documentary ‘Standing in the Stars: The Peter Mayhew Story’ and 2011’s documentary, ‘From the Beginning: The Inaugural Year of Hound Comics’.
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, episode three of the prequels and the New Trilogy, passed away Tuesday, April 30, at the age of 74.
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RIP Actor Peter Mayhew. Died Tuesday 30 April 2019, Boyd, Texas, United States
Date of birth: 19 May 1944
Spouse: Angelique Mayhew (m. 1999–2019) https://t.co/2wNKMdWhS5
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Peter Mayhew Wife, Angelique Mayhew
Angie Mayhew was born as Angelique Luker. She has been married to Peter Mayhew since August 7th, 1999, and the couple lived together in Boyd, Texas for years leading up to Peter’s death.
The couple had been the biggest Star Wars fans. In 2013, Peter Mayhew and his wife, Angie, went to New Orleans and rode alongside the Krewe of Chewbacchus in the parade, sitting atop a Millennium Falcon-shaped float. During this event, the Intergalactic sci-fi squad bestowed upon Mayhew the honor of being their “Emperor for Life.”
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Peter Mayhew Death and Cause
On May 2nd, 2019, Mayhew’s family announced that he had died at his home on April 30, just weeks from his 75th birthday.
In July 2018, Mayhew underwent spinal surgery. At the time, he took to social media to let his fans know why he’d been quiet.
The actor tweeted, “Sorry, I’ve been quiet as of late. I’ve been planning & going through some spinal surgery to improve my mobility. It’s been a success & I’ll be spending the upcoming weeks recovering. A big thank you to the doctors, staff, my family & friends that have helped me through this.” he added.
Angelique Mayhew, Peter Mayhew’s wife, will be taking over the Peter Mayhew Foundation following the death of her husband, who is best known for his role as Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy. https://t.co/OKpQKwh5GM #StarWars #Chewbacca #PeterMayhew
— Ariel Goronja (@goronjaa) May 2, 2019
Peter Mayhew Foundation
In lieu of gifts or flowers, Mayhew’s family has asked friends, family, and fans to consider donating to the Mayhew’s organization – the Peter Mayhew Foundation.
According to the foundation’s website, the organization is “a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to the alleviation of disease, pain, suffering, and the financial toll brought on by life’s traumatic events. By providing its available resources directly to deserving children and adults in need, we assist numerous charitable organizations in order to promote and boost their effectiveness and provide support where needed.”
10 Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Angie’s Maiden Name is Luker & She’s Been Married to Mayhew Since 1999
- She & Mayhew Invited a Star Wars Superfan’s Widow to Their Home Over The Holidays in 2015
The Mayhew Family Has Suggested Donations to the Peter Mayhew Foundation in Lieu of Flowers
Mayhew’s Cause of Death is Unclear at This Time
He Was Cast as Chewbacca Due to His Height & Stood at 7’3″ at His Tallest
- Mayhew’s cause of death was not immediately announced to the public, although his family did say that he died in his Texas home
- According to the Toronto Sun, Mayhew and Angie personally reached out to Daniel in his final days, and then invited Ashley to join his family celebrations over Christmas
- According to WTKR, Mayhew and Angie share three children together
- Peter Mayhew passed away Tuesday, April 30, at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife Angelique and his three children.
Angelique Mayhew, Peter Mayhew’s Wife Will Take Over His Foundation Following His Deathhttps://t.co/PgnveW3VsV
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