It may actually surprise some people to know there was a man inside R2's suit. It was  Kenny Baker, shown here with Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew at the premier of "Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace" at  London's Leicester square on July 14, 1999. Photo: MIKE SIMMONDS/etty Images, AFP/Getty Images / SL

there was a man inside suit. It was Kenny Baker, shown here with Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew at the premier of "Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace" at London's Leicester square on July Photo: MIKE SIMMONDS/etty Images, AFP/Getty Images / SL

Kenny Baker ( R2-D2 ), Carrie Fisher ( Princess Leia ), Mark Hamill ( Luke Skywalker ), Peter Mahew ( Chewbacca ) in a Star Wars behind the scene photo

Peter Mayhew, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Kenny Baker all lined up. So sad that both Carrie and Kenny have passed away this year. The force will be with them always.

Kenny Baker, who played R2D2 has passed away at 81. 8-14-16. Star Wars: Ep I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Kenny Baker the BIG little actor that made come alive for 6 Star Wars films. Episode 7 was the first film Kenny could not be in I hope Mr. Baker knows that he is loved for bringing the feisty little droid to life.

Kenny Baker (R2D2) Born; 24 August 1934 Birmingham, England Died; 13 August 2016 (aged 81) Preston, England

Kenny Baker - - British actor and musician, best known for playing in the Star Wars franchise

Kenny Baker;1934-2016 Actor. He was the actor inside the robot R2-D2 in the popular Star Wars film series

Kenny Baker is well-known for portraying the character in the popular science-fiction movie franchise Star Wars.

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Kenny Baker (1934-2016), Actor Best Known For Playing R2-D2 in the Star Wars Films

Kenny Baker (1934-2016), Actor Best Known For Playing R2-D2 in the Star Wars Films

Kenny Baker, a key part of the Star Wars saga as the actor who brought to life, has passed away. He was Standing 3 feet 8 inches tall, Baker created Artoo’s.

Rest in Peace Kenny Baker, you were a legend and always will be. (photos 1977 And 2015)

Star Wars actors then and now photos. Pictures of Actresses before and after from the original trilogy and new series. What old Star Wars actors look now.

Harrison Ford, David Prowse, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Mark Hamill

I LOVE Star Wars and this is a cool picture of the cast from the original movies (IV-VI) Harrison Ford (Han Solo), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Kenny Baker and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker).

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 81

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies

Kenny Baker, actor behind dies. Mark Hamill states: "Goodbye A lifelong loyal friend-I loved his optimism & determination He WAS the droid I was looking for!

Harrison Ford, Dave Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Kenny Baker

The stars of Star Wars: Harrison Ford, Dave Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill & Kenny Baker

Check out the original Star Wars cast's red carpet appearances, now and then

Check out the original Star Wars cast's red carpet appearances, now and then

Left to right - Kenny Baker, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew at a party for the premiere of Star Wars - The Empire Strikes back at the Dorcester Hotel, London , 1980

Kenny Baker: Actor (Aug. 24, 1934–Aug. 13, 2016) “There are not very many opportunities for little people in the industry. There are small parts and character parts, but we don’t get the girl-at-the-end-of-the-film kind of parts…but I was quite happy with what I was doing.” —Kenny Baker

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"There are not very many opportunities for little people in the industry. There are small parts and character parts, but we don't get the girl-at-the-end-of-the-film kind of parts.

Actor Kenny Baker, who portrayed the R2-D2 in several “Star Wars” movies, passed…

Kenny Baker, actor who played R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars’, dead at 83

Kenny Baker, the meter) actor who played in the “Star Wars” films, has died.

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