Star Wars Actor Famously Strangled By Darth Vader Dies At 66

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Richard LeParmentier: Star Wars Actor Famously Strangled By Darth Vader Dies

  • 07/16/2013 09:24 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as a young Death Star commander learned the hard way that Darth Vader brooks no disrespect, died Tuesday. He was 66. LeParmentier died unexpectedly Tuesday morning in Austin while visiting his children, said his publicist, Derek Maki. Maki said he does not know the cause.