Is Kenny Baker Living or Dead?

Has British actor Kenny Baker died? Or is he still alive?

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British actor

Kenny Baker is ...

Born 24 Aug 1934 in Birmingham
Died 13 Aug 2016 in Manchester
Age81 years, 11 months
Height1.12m (3 ft, 8 in)
Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker
Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker, best known as the man inside the R2-D2 costume in the original Star Wars films, at a science fiction convention in February 2005.

About Kenny Baker

Kenneth George Baker (24 August 1934 – 13 August 2016) was an English actor and musician. He is best remembered for portraying the character R2-D2 in the Star Wars science fiction movie franchise.


Baker died on 13 August 2016, eleven days before his 82nd birthday, following a brief additional illness. Following the death of the actor it was revealed by The Sun that he had fathered a son who had been kept secret from his family and that they had contacted each other on a number of occasions.