Actor Kenny Baker who was best known for playing R2-D2 in Star Wars has passed away at the age of 83. He was also present in other beloved movies including Willow, Flash Gordon and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.

Kenny Baker next to R2-D2

Kenny Baker has had such an impact on my life, who I am, why I do what I do that I thought even though we focus on theme parks here at TPD, I couldn’t not discuss this. I have been a Star Wars fan since as long as I can remember and his portrayal of R2-D2 has always been one of my favourite characters in the franchise.

Thoughts go out to Kenny’s family and friends at this time and my personal thanks go out to Kenny for having such as positive impact on my life and millions of other Star Wars fans.

R.I.P Kenny Baker.