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Kenny Baker, Beloved as Star Wars' R2-D2, Dies at 81

Kenny Baker, the diminutive actor who won worldwide fame as R2-D2, a beloved trash can-shaped robot in the Star Wars movie franchise, has died just two weeks short of his 82nd birthday. Baker's niece, Abigail Shield, confirmed his death Saturday. She said he had suffered lung problems for a long time. She noted to The Guardian newspaper that his nonspeaking role in the enormously successful Star Wars franchise "brought lots of happiness to people." Baker's short...

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