British actor David Provs died at the age of 85, playing the role of Darth Weider in the first Star Wars movie trilogy.
Provs died on Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bovington said on Sunday.
Born in Bristol in 1935, Born became a three-time British weightlifting champion, but in 1962 he also represented England in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games.
One of the first movie roles was Frankenstein’s monster in some of Hammer’s horror films.
Director George Lucas saw Provs in a small role in the movie “Mechanical Orange” and invited the actor to star in “Star Wars” for the roles of Waiter of Chubac.
Provs later explained to the BBC that he had voted in favor of Wader because “he always remembers bad guys”.
Physically, Provs was ideal for the role, but his accent in the West of England was not considered ideal, so the role of Wader was entrusted to another actor, James Earl John.
The role of Provs Weider was played in the films of the first trilogy, which appeared on the screens in 1977, 1980 and 1983.
Provs has also coached other actors, including helping Christopher Riva prepare for his lead role in the 1978 film Superman.