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Actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars dies at 81

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Kenny Baker (left) arriving at the UK premiere of Revenge of the Sith in London's Leicester Square on May 16, 2005. He played the R2-D2 robot (right) in six Star Wars films.

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KENNY Baker, the British actor who rose to fame by playing the robot R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, died on Saturday. He was 81.

His death was confirmed by a spokesman for Lucasfilm, the company that created and produces the enormously popular Star Wars franchise.

Mr

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