David Prowse
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1935-2020
David Prowse, the English actor who appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy as Darth Vader, has died following a short illness, his manager announced early Sunday morning.

We invite you to share condolences for David Prowse in his Guest Book below. View the full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com.

Published by Twiner-Herald on Nov. 29, 2020.
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May he RIP what a year it was
in 2020 a sad one..
Jenifer Baribault
January 2, 2021
So sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences. He seemed like a very kind and considerate person who never let fame change him. I am praying for God to give you hope and strength during this time.
R. Ammons
December 30, 2020
The best villain of all time, he was a giant in the sci-fi world. Sending healing prayers to his family and friends, may God help them at this time.
G.E.
December 30, 2020
To the family, many, many friends, colleagues and legions of fans of this giant talented gentleman and actor Mr. David Prowse bring comfort to you during this difficult time in your lives. We enjoyed many of his appearances in the original Star Wars trilogy as Darth Vader. We will miss Mr. Prowse's presence and his contributions in Hollywood movies. May the love and the special memory you shared with your father and grandfather show how your lives was touched by him. We hope many of the encouraging words and thoughts on this site comforts you during this difficult time also. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. So, treasure that memory. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with the loss of Mr. David Prowse.
Tony
December 19, 2020
I met you once briefly in york, you were the green cross code man at my daughter's school. R.I.P big fella.
Kevin Harrison
Acquaintance
December 14, 2020
David,
When you told Luke "I am your father" I felt like you were talking to me! Thats how much I am a fan of your work! Rest in peace Lord Vader....may the force be with you

Jimmy Greco
Jimmy Greco
Friend
December 9, 2020
David,
When you told Luke "I am your father" I felt like you were talking to me! Thats how much I am a fan of your work! Rest in peace Lord Vader....may the force be with you

Jimmy Greco
Jimmy Greco
December 9, 2020
David,
When you told Luke "I am your father" I felt like you were talking to me! Thats how much I am a fan of your work! Rest in peace Lord Vader....may the force be with you (Jimmy Greco)

Jimmy Greco
Jimmy Greco
Friend
December 9, 2020
David,
When you told Luke "I am your father" I felt like you were talking to me! Thats how much I am a fan of your work! Rest in peace Lord Vader....may the force be with you

Jimmy Greco
Jimmy Greco
Friend
December 9, 2020
David,
When you told Luke " I am your father" I felt like you were talking to me, thats how much a fan I am of your work! Rest in peace Lord Vader!

Jimmy Greco
Jimmy Greco
Friend
December 9, 2020
My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the Prowse family. My wife never knew who he has until I told her but, she vividly remembers that tall elegant polite man she had the privilege of laughing with many years ago. May he Rest in Peace. May God bless him and comfort the Prowse family.
Martin Espinosa
December 8, 2020
Love you always Dave.
Michelle
December 7, 2020
December 7, 2020
I met Dave back in 1996 and through the next 24 years we would send letters back and forth and visit when he'd come to the states. He was such a lovely man. Always ready with a wonderful story of his amazing career! What fun he was! I will never, ever forget him and I am so very thankful for the memories. He was a very special man and although so many remember him as Lord Vader, to me he will always be Dave, my dear friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his loved ones, friends and fans. He will be remembered and loved forever. Rest in Heaven dear friend. ❤
Michelle Malatia
Friend
December 7, 2020
May the force awaken 25 years from now in David Prowse's memory and also be with his legacy!
Michaei Boyd
December 6, 2020
Dave was a good friend since 1978 and I will miss him tremendously. So many memories! When he autographed a copy of his autobiography to me, he wrote “A pleasure knowing you”. If I could talk with him one more time, I’d say the same thing to him right now. My condolences to his dear wife and family.
Carlotta Barnes
Friend
December 5, 2020
Deepest condolences to the family of David Prowse. May cherished memories remind you of all the good times you shared together. Prayers that God comfort each one of you at this time of sorrow.
December 5, 2020
He will always be honored as the original Darth Vader. May friends and fans keep the family in their prayers and May God be with you at this time.
December 5, 2020
I have always been a Star Wars fan ever since the first movie was released in 1977. David, the Force will be with you, always.
December 3, 2020
I am not usually a Sci-Fi fan, but Star Wars changed that. I loved David Prowse as Darth Vader. I ended up watching every saga. I know everyone has said this, but "May the Force be with you" in heaven.
Yvonne McColl
December 3, 2020
We’ll never forget you.
Brian Freeman
December 2, 2020
HAPPY , EARLY HOLIDAYS TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FRIEND BUT , MORE IMPORTANTLY SHALOM TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIR # 50 CORINTHIANS 1:11:20-1:11:34 ????????????????????????
JOSHUA JORDAN
December 2, 2020
Scott Chamberland
December 2, 2020
Condolences to the Prowse for your loss. Mr. Prowse was a great and talented man. The whole world will miss him.
Isabel Fundora
December 2, 2020
Our sympathy goes out to the family of David. He will be dearly missed by many.
LeeRoy
December 2, 2020
Mr. Prowse brought so much joy to me and million's of other's, I never got the honor to ever meet him in person but wish I had from everything I heard about him. He will be missed.

My deepest condolences to his wife and family.

Larry
Larry Gillis
December 1, 2020
HAPPY , EARLY HOLIDAYS TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BROTHER # 2 JOSHUA 9:04 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & PSALMS 23:01-23:50 ........
ANDREW JOSHUA LAWLESS SR
December 1, 2020
I had the honour of meeting him in Vancouver. Rest in Peace. You will be missed
Michael
December 1, 2020
Your acting will be remembered.
Stephanie Schell
December 1, 2020
Truly an amazing and talented actor, we were graced with his presence for so many years. My sincere condolences to the Prowse family, truly sorry for your loss. May God be with you.
R B
December 1, 2020
I met him. He was a gentleman and a great storyteller. I will miss him.
Nic
November 30, 2020
My condolences.
November 30, 2020
Will be remembered for how he played Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" movies.
Stephanie D Schell
November 30, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends.
May you all be comforted as you cherish the wonderful memories shared as well as the beautiful words of comfort from God. To comfort “ All who mourn “ . (Isaiah 61:1,2).
Brings you a measure of solace and peace during this very difficult time.
Ezeko & Rossy
November 30, 2020
What a sad day for Star Wars fans. Mr. Prowse work will live on. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
TD
November 30, 2020
The iconic movie villain
Prowse’s portrayal of the Star Wars series’ fearsome antagonist, a fallen Jedi Knight who turned to “the dark side of the Force,” brought the character to life for generations of moviegoers, science fiction fans, and children around the world. While the Vader we met onscreen was ultimately a team effort – actor James Earl Jones performed the villain’s unforgettably chilling voice, and artist Ralph McQuarrie conceived his black techno-armor – Prowse’s imposing physical presence made Vader the literal “big bad” to whom all future fantasy villains would be compared.
Grady Youngblood
November 30, 2020
Carol Sivadge
November 29, 2020
Dear Prowse Family Rory and I wish to express our condolences's on the loss of David Prowse and may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith c tobin/Rory S.Dockett
November 29, 2020
Whenever I watched Star Wars for the first time, he stuck out to me as Darth Vader. I began to look up to him as I go into acting. He inspired me to keep trying, as he tries to remind people it was him in the suit. When I found out he passed away, I was heartbroken. A man I had looked up to all my life has disappeared Into a better place. While we may miss him, we can be happy to know that he will always be with us, in our hearts and memories. Rest In Peace, David Prowse.
Louis Ramirez
Friend
November 29, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
November 29, 2020
My condolences to his friends and family met his iconic character and other things that he has done as an actor shine using a credible human soul in a great Community leader me and rest in peace
David P Call
Family
November 29, 2020
David Prowse is an amazing person and the best Darth Vader there could ever be. He saved a lot of lives. I love him so much and this is a message for David AKA Darth Vader, May the Force be with you always.
Mariana. A
November 29, 2020
David Prowse is an amazing person and the best Darth Vader there could ever be. He saved a lot of lives. I love him so much and this is a message for David AKA Darth Vader, May the Force be with you always.
Mariana. A
November 29, 2020
Linda Tracy
November 29, 2020
David. Thank you. I hope you rest peacefully and may the force be with you always.
Michael Haynes
November 29, 2020
May the force be with you, David.
Beverly Williams
November 29, 2020
Darth Vader was the ultimate villain, but he was the opposite. I met him once and he was so calm and down-to-earth. He spoke to me and my friend as if he'd known us for our entire lives. Thanks for the memories and for being such a great human being. RIP.
S.Roberts
November 29, 2020
My condolences to the family. Great job playing the role Dark Vador. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
November 29, 2020
To his family, please believe that he is in a better place and doesn't suffer anymore. I send my heartfelt sympathies. I majored in physics after growing up watching Star Wars as a kid. He changed people's lives more than you'll ever know. Please let the many memories of him comfort you during your grief.
E.K.
November 29, 2020
May the memories of him comfort you and give you strength during this time. He was a very genuine and kind human being, he always remembered where he came from. Please believe that God is a god of tender mercy if you accept His plan for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
M.G.
November 29, 2020
We all loved David as Darth Vader. We are so grateful for film where we can recapture our love ones again and again. To the family I am so sorry for your loss and offer my sympathy.
November 29, 2020
Total class act and a very friendly, highly intelligent and interesting man to speak and listen to!
May his family and friends find peace at this time. God Bless.
Aaron and Lana Casey
November 29, 2020
To the family and friends of David Prowse, Darth Vader was my favorite character. I pray that God gives you comfort and peace during this time of great loss and grief.
WW
Neighbor
November 29, 2020
Godspeed David, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful, wonderful film memories. May the Force be with you.
Harry Simpson
November 29, 2020
Such an inspirational and wonderful person. My deepest condolences to the Family. We will love you and miss you always, You have been a big inspiration in my life and will be truly missed and cherished. Rest in peace, be with our heavenly Father in peace, and... May the Force be with you.

Brandon Moon
November 29, 2020
I met you and your wife in Harrisburg, PA after watching the movie, AIRFORCE ONE at a local movie theater. You were there for a SCi-FI convention that weekend. I remembered you apologized using canes due to recent hip surgeries. But what I really remembered is how kind you were talking to me. Both you and your wife were so pleasant and I will always smile when watching the Star Wars movies knowing that it was you inside the suit of Darth Vader. My sympathies to your family. The world needs kind people and when we loose one, the world is a little sadder.
Gail Marchiano
Friend
November 29, 2020
DP: My condolences to his outside or inside entertainment friends and family.
November 29, 2020
Hi how are you I am good u I was writing to you to give my condolences to you and your family etc. RIP. I loved his movies etc.. he seemed like a nice person. I will.miss him so. Take care bye.
Mr jody Brachman
Acquaintance
November 29, 2020
I'll never forget watching Star Wars when I was a little kid. His role was iconic and changed how villains are portrayed. He will be greatly missed. I send my heartfelt sympathies to his family. May God bless you and give you strength and peace during your grieving.
Ed Lane
November 29, 2020
I am deeply saddened and am so sorry for your loss. He was a great actor and will be genuinely missed. Star Wars is my all time favorite movie, it just wouldn't have been the same without him. I am praying that the God of all comfort gives his family strength and hope during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
Don Adams
November 29, 2020
Thank you whether you know it or not you made life a bit better for the world. So lookin out for the kids did work out for you. A whole generation seen your work and for a minute were lifted. So thankyou. your pal. B
Babi Ishii
Friend
November 29, 2020
To the family,

I wanted to extend my condolences for your loss. Please know that God is a true source of comfort and strength and he will heal the broken hearted. (Ps. 147:3) Cherish the wonderful memories!
November 29, 2020
Lovely memories of David and friends years ago at Beer in Devon on the beach.
Judith Pearce
Family
November 29, 2020