Darth Vader is alive, well and working as a hospital tech in Tennessee

Darth Vader Williamson, 39, is a surgical technician at a hospital in suburban Memphis.

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  • Darth Vader Williamson is a surgical tech at a hospital in suburban Memphis
  • "Some people go overboard," he says. "I've been asked for autographs"

(CNN)You probably think Darth Vader died on the Death Star back in "The Return of the Jedi." But no.

He's alive and well and living in Tennessee.
Darth Vader Williamson, 39, is a surgical technician at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett in suburban Memphis. And yes, that's his real name. His parents gave it to him at birth in 1978, less than a year after the original "Star Wars" came out.