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Actor Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in 'Star Wars' saga, dies at 74

May 03, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Peter Mayhew, known for his role as Wookie warrior and best friend of Han Solo, dies surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday

'May the force be with you' in Taiwan's presidential office

May 04, 2018 - 9:27 PM

The island's Vice President Chen Chien-jen and fans dressed as a motley crew of intergalactic characters chant "May the force be with you" in homage to the George Lucas space drama as part of events held around the world on May the fourth

MAY THE 4TH. This handout picture taken and released by the Taiwan Presidential Office on May 4, 2018 shows Star Wars fans posing for photographs at the Presidential Office in Taipei. Handout / Taiwan Presidential Office / AFP

'Chewbacca Mom' rules Facebook's top live videos for 2016

Dec 12, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Candace Payne who hilariously showed off her Chewbacca mask to the rest of cyberspace tops the list with 164 million views

LOOK: 'Chewbacca Mom' gets own action figure

Jun 20, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Toy makers Hasbro create a custom action figure for Candace Payne aka Chewbacca Mom

Photos from Facebook/Candace Payne

IN PHOTOS: 'Chewbacca Mom' visits Facebook HQ, meets Chewbacca

May 25, 2016 - 1:19 PM

The developers of Facebook Live also presents Candace Payne aka Chewbacca Mom with a special plaque for helping them achieve a company milestone with her viral video

Screengrab from Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg

WATCH: 'Chewbacca Mom' drives James Corden to work, gets surprise from real Chewbacca

May 24, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Candace Payne aka Chewbacca Mom appears in a Late Late Show sketch with James Corden and Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams She also gets a surprise from Peter Mayhew the actor inside the Chewbacca suit

Screengrab from YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden

'Chewbacca mom' conquers cyberspace with laughing jag

May 24, 2016 - 12:28 AM

Candace Payne s video reaches 135 million views in 4 days

Comelec, heat streak, royals on Star Wars | 12PM wRap

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:16 PM

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May the police force be with you: Chewbacca arrested at Ukraine polls

Oct 27, 2015 - 10:20 AM

A video of the arrest shows a growling man dressed as Chewbacca resisting 4 law enforcement officers

CHEWBACCA. Ukranian police arrest a man dressed as Chewbacca from 'Star Wars.' Screengrab from YouTube/Prof.Laudeo

Meerkat on Android, Trusted Voice for Lollipop, Star Wars | SciTech4u

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Get your theories ready Star Wars fans Han Solo and Chewbacca are back This and more on this week s episode of SciTech4u

What to expect in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Apr 20, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Get your theories ready Star Wars fans Han Solo and Chewbacca are back

'Star Wars' exhibit explores human identity

Apr 18, 2012 - 7:07 AM

Star Wars Identities kicks off a multi city world tour in Montreal Canada