Statement from George Lucas:
“Kenny Baker was a real gentleman as well as an incredible trooper who always worked hard under difficult circumstances. A talented vaudevillian who could always make everybody laugh, Kenny was truly the heart and soul of R2-D2 and will be missed by all his fans and everyone who knew him.”
Posted on Steve Sansweet’s Facebook page:
“Kenny Baker passed away earlier Saturday. I knew him for nearly 20 years and he always was ready with a smile and a handshake. Thanks for being there for the fans, Kenny.”
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) August 14, 2016
The lovely Kenny Baker passed. I worked with him on Sleeping Beauty & he was the seetest, kindest man! https://t.co/dXkyeRuVZl
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) August 13, 2016
Saddened to learn of the passing of Kenny Baker.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 13, 2016
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) August 13, 2016
Rest in peace, Kenny Baker, the heart and soul of R2-D2. pic.twitter.com/NqOpxotxyK
— 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) August 13, 2016
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 13, 2016
R.I.P. Kenny Baker #R2D2Forever
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) August 13, 2016
Kenny, I’m really going to miss you. I will never forget all the wonderful memories. Especially while filming The Phantom Menace. The Force!
— Ray Park (@IAMRayPark) August 13, 2016
— Ashley Eckstein (@HerUniverse) August 13, 2016
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 13, 2016
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 13, 2016
RIP ‘Star Wars’ Kenny Baker. So sad. https://t.co/RAbQN5vnoP
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) August 13, 2016
RIP to the wonderful Kenny Baker. Gutted to lose you, but you brought happiness to millions. Can’t ask for more than that.
— Jennifer Heddle (@jenheddle) August 13, 2016
A great one- And, like Napoleon, his stature was measured not from head-to-ground but head-to-sky. A brilliant man. https://t.co/wQMsQ5Sjoz
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) August 13, 2016
I’ve made it no secret that R2-D2 was my first Star Wars love. RIP Kenny Baker who helped bring life to my hero.
— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) August 13, 2016
I always wanted my own R2 unit. May the force be with you. #RIPKennyBaker
— Donald Faison (@donald_faison) August 13, 2016
— The English Beat (@TheEnglishBeat) August 13, 2016
R.I.P Kenny Baker. You were a great friend. Love to your family.
— Ahmed BEst (@ahmedbest) August 13, 2016
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