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WATCH: R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker dies - twitter pays tribute

Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 81. Fans have been paying tribute to the star on twitter. Baker, who was 3ft 8in, found fame in 1977 playing the robot in the first Star Wars film and reprised the role in subsequent films in the hit franchise. He also appeared in Flash Gordon, Time Bandits and Mona Lisa.

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