Kenny Baker’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

August 13, 2016

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death

Chronic Condition


Movie Actor

The movie actor Kenny Baker died at the age of 81 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films. He also played Paploo, an Ewok who steals a speeder bike, in Return of the Jedi.

He was married to Eileen Baker from 1970 until her death in 1993. Neither of their two children have dwarfism.



“I started out Ice skating with ‘Holiday On Ice’ and just got offered the part of R2 by chance.” (Kenny Baker)


“I’m the smallest man in show business, and I’ve got the smallest bird in Britain nesting in my garden.” (Kenny Baker)


“I used to tour the theatres and clubs with an 18-foot luxury caravan strapped to the back of my Roller – it was a damn site more comfortable than most hotels.” (Kenny Baker)


“I’ve been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act.” (Kenny Baker)


“I skated in ice shows all over Europe and South Africa for 20 years. I love to ice skate.” (Kenny Baker)