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British-born actor Kenny Baker, who played the robot R2-D2 in director George Lucas's epic film, 'Star Wars' (1977), smiling and leaning with his arm against a table. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
British-born actor Kenny Baker, who played the robot R2-D2 in director George Lucas's epic film, 'Star Wars' (1977), smiling and leaning with his arm against a table. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

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Star Wars R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker dies

Kenny Baker, the British actor best known as R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" films, has died at the age of 81, according to his niece, Abigail Shield.

Star Wars R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker dies

Kenny Baker, the British actor best known as R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" films, has died at the age of 81, according to his niece, Abigail Shield.