Bob Anderson aka Darth Vader with Lightsaber is dead
Bob Anderson was the man behind Darth Vader during lightsaber fight scenes in the Star Wars first Trilogy.
“Bob Anderson, 89, was a former Olympic swordsman who worked on many of the best known films of the past seven decades – but very few people are aware of the influence he had on some of our favourite movies.
He is most famous for donning Darth Vader’s black helmet and fighting lightsaber battles in two of the original films – most memorably with Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back.
Bob Anderson also worked on films including The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Legend of Zorro”