Star Wars: The Old Republic Fans Mourn The Loss Of Darth Vader Actor David Prowse

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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David Prowse, the towering English actor and bodybuilder who filled the suit of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, passed away this weekend at the age of 85. I was fortunate enough to meet Prowse on several occasions, but even Star Wars fans who didn't are saddened by his loss, and some of them gathered together to mourn his passing in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Late last night, SWTOR players on the Darth Malgus server gathered at Memorial Plaza on Drummond Kaas in a moment of silence to commemorate Prowse's passing. The solemn ceremony was followed up by a round of applause and other emotes and displays of power that would be sure to make Darth Vader proud.

Of course, SWTOR is set several millennia before Anakin Skywalker was born, but if you're playing on the Legends emulator for Star Wars: Galaxies -- which takes place in a time frame when Darth Vader is very much alive and active -- you can visit a memorial that was placed in Prowse's honor yesterday:

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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