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02-04-2010, 12:45 PM
Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Beats Cancer

By PopEater Staff Posted Feb 3rd 2010 09:49AM

David Prowse, the British actor who physically played Darth Vader in the original three 'Star Wars' films, has announced he's made a full recovery from prostate cancer.

The former bodybuilder told the Daily Mirror newspaper that after a year of intensive radiotherapy, his cancer is in remission. "I've won the fight and I'm feeling better than ever. Everyone was shocked by how well it all went," he told the tabloid on Tuesday.

He was diagnosed early, but only after a Prostate Cancer Support Association worker urged him to get tested.

The actor's brother also beat the disease, and he advises all men over 50 to get tested. His efforts are paying off, saying "I've had people saying I've saved their lives."

While it's James Earl Jones' unforgettable voice you hear when Vader appears in the classic sci-fi films, it's Prowse in the black get-up, doing all the heavy lifting (Emperor toss!). He reportedly was offered either Chewbacca or Vader.

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Cancer, you don't know the power of the Dark Side!!

02-04-2010, 12:51 PM
he was a seriously big chap

almost as big as you , fordie !! :)

did you see him in clockwork orange as the hired help ??

gawd , he was strong , his muscles had muscles on 'em !!

02-04-2010, 12:56 PM
Was he in A Clockwork Orange?

I haven't seen that movie since 1991 or so. Gotta find that on DVD (or download a bootleg copy of it, which might be easier, since I doubt Best Buy or Costco will have it)

02-04-2010, 06:30 PM
Best Buy will probably have it.

bueno bob
02-05-2010, 10:11 AM
Awesome story!