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Sword master behind Darth Vader, Bob Anderson, dies at 89 Phuket Gazette / News Wires

PHUKET: English actor and fencer Bob Anderson, who portrayed Darth Vader in the original Star Wars saga, died on Sunday, the British Academy of Fencing announced yesterday. He was 89.

Anderson, of Hampshire in southern England, was the stunt double for Darth Vader in 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi', being one of the seven people who portrayed the famous sci-fi villain.