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Now his failure is complete: Ukraine dashes Darth Vader’s presidential hopes

Darth Vader’s run for president of Ukraine ended ingloriously Thursday when election officials said the man posing as the iconic movie villain might actually be an electrician named Viktor Shevchenko. A man dressed up as the dark force in the Star War movies had showed up at the Kiev presidential…

‘Star Wars’ designer of Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2, dead at 82

Ralph McQuarrie, the cinematic designer known for the famous “Star Wars” characters such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2, has died at age 82, his website announced Sunday. McQuarrie, who died Saturday, collaborated with George Lucas on the original “Star Wars” trilogy in the 1970s and with Steven Spielberg on…

Star Wars saber-master Bob Anderson dies aged 89

LONDON — Bob Anderson, Olympic swordsman and the man inside Darth Vader’s helmet during many iconic lightsaber battles in the Star Wars films, has died aged 89, the British Academy of Fencing said Monday. Anderson, who represented Britain in fencing at the 1952 Games, “passed away peacefully” at 0400 GMT…

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