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Bob Anderson, the Man Behind Vader's Lightsaber, Dies at 89 99

Posted by timothy
from the sad-news-for-the-new-year dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from Australia's ABC News: "Bob Anderson, an Olympic swordsman who staged fights for films including the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings trilogy, has died at the age of 89. ... Anderson donned Darth Vader's black helmet and fought light-saber battles in two of the three original Star Wars films, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but his role was not initially publicized." The accompanying video clips are great; I never thought about anyone being in the Vader suit besides David Prowse.
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Bob Anderson, the Man Behind Vader's Lightsaber, Dies at 89

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