Kenny Baker at Star Wars premiere
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Kenny Baker's nephew pays tribute

British actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81 after a long illness, his niece has confirmed.

Baker made his name as the robot in the first Star Wars film in 1977 alongside Anthony Daniels' C-3PO character.

His nephew Drew Myserscough spoke to BBC News about his life.

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