Angie Mayhew death: How did the wife of actor Peter Mayhew die? Cause of death and obituary

Angie Mayhew
Peter Mayhew with his wife at an event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Angie Mayhew, the wife of late Peter Mayhew, passed away on April 2, 2023. Let’s see how did she die and Angie Mayhew cause of death in detail.

How did Angie Mayhew die?

The wife of famous Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, passed away suddenly. She managed Peter Mayhew Foundation.

Al’s Star Wars Collection announced this sad news on social media posts. The statement reads,

Sad News to report the wife of the late Peter Mayhew has passed away. You were always a very loving and supportive wife to the Mighty Wookiee Chewbacca. You will be missed. Condolences to the Mayhew family.”

Many people started to pay their tribute to her as soon as the death news broke out. Mellisa posted a tribute to her, saying,

“My heart breaks. She was such an amazing woman and went on to continue the work that Peter Mayhew – The Wookiee Roars started so many years ago. They helped so many people. We could.never ever repay them for their help, love and compassion to so many of us.

Rest Easy Angie…you are one with the force and reunited with your precious husband, Peter! Give him a hug for us. We miss you both! Oh and give Carrie a hug as well. Take care of them Angie!” 

Who was Angie Mayhew?

Angie Mayhew was Chewbacca’s (the Mighty Wookiee’s) partner, and she was very loving and supportive. Angelique Luker was her real name. 

Peter Mayhew wed Mary Angelique “Angie” Luker (previously Cigainero), a Texan, in the summer of 1999. They lived in Boyd, Texas. After Mary married, Peter took on the role of a parent to her three children. 

After the death of Peter in 2019, she managed the Peter Mayhew Foundation. Mayhew received his oath of citizenship during an event in Arlington, Texas, in 2005. 

Angie kept up her tireless work with the Foundation after Peter passed away in 2019, and she did everything she could to support Star Wars, its community, and its supporters.

The Foundation still supports organisations today and improves the lives of countless people. We learned of Angie’s death and are incredibly saddened.

We extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Anyone who would like to donate in memory of Angie and Peter is encouraged to donate at

Angie Mayhew cause of death:

The late Peter Mayhew’s wife, passed away on April 2, 2023. She looked out The Wookiee Roars after Peter. 

We request you pray for her family. She underwent heart surgery last month. However, Angie’s cause of death was published yet.

Star Walking Inc posted a tribute saying,

It is with great sadness that we share that Angie Mayhew the great Mallatobuck to her late husband Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca, has passed into the forest in the skies.

Tributes flooded social media after the demise news of Angie broke out.

About Peter Mayhew:

Peter was a British-American actor, who was best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series.

Peter made light of the closing scene of “Star Wars,” in which Luke Skywalker and Han Solo receive medals but Chewbacca does not, in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, in which he also claimed not to have received one.

Mayhew noted in an MTV interview that Chewbacca does have the concluding line of dialogue when he roars even though he doesn’t get a medal in the movie.

Peter endured double knee replacement surgery in 2013 after two years of nonstop wheelchair use, but he was still very reliant on it during The Force Awakens filming. Without providing any additional information, Mayhew tweeted in July 2018 that he had endured spinal surgery to improve his mobility.

Three weeks before turning 75, Mayhew died away on April 30, 2019, at his Boyd, Texas, home. He had a cardiac attack. He was laid in Azleland Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Reno, Parker County, Texas.

Tributes to Angie:

Jim Miklos shared,

May the Force be with you Angie. Angie Mayhew, Peter Mayhews (Chewbacca) wife, has passed away. They were great ambassadors for the Star Wars fandom. She will be greatly missed.

The Padawan Collector tweeted,

We lost a loved member of our Star Wars family today. Angie Mayhew, wife of the late Peter Mayhew who famously played Chewbacca, passed away hours ago. If you saw Peter at conventions, it was Angie sitting by his side and talking to us fans as well. #RIP

Order 66 Toys posted,

We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Angie Mayhew, who was an amazing member of the Star Wars community, and did so much for so many. Our hearts go out to her friends and family.

Jason Deveau posted,

RIP Mrs Angie Mayhew. Now you can see Peter again and be with the one you loved so much. It was an honor to have met you even so briefly. You really were an amazing and kind woman. I hope there’s plenty of amazing fudge waiting for you when you get there.

Eric Santos posted,

RIP Angie Mayhew fly far far away and meet Peter-Angie Mayhew in heaven
will both always to be remembered…


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