David Prowse, the man who portrayed Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, is battling prostate cancer.
This was revealed while he was being interviewed on U.K. radio.
“I’m undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, would you believe. I’m having my very last treatment this morning. I’ve had two months of radiotherapy at the Royal Marsden (in London); it’s the most fantastic hospital. I feel fantastic, no problems whatsoever.” Prowse said. “The only thins I’ve had is hot flushes. I’ve also lost some of my hair on my legs and the hair on my chest has all got very fine. But other than that I’ve had no after effects.” Prowse added.
Prowse acted in the Darth Vader suit while filming the movies and actor James Earl Jones added his voice work after the shoot during post-production.