'Darth Vader' Swordsman Bob Anderson Dies at 89

The Olympic fencer gave moves to James Earl Jones' voice over, appearing in two of the original three "Star Wars" films.

Bob Anderson, an Olympic fencer, film swordsman, fight director and stunt performer passed away at 89 in his native United Kingdom. The AP reports the British Academy of Fencing confirms his Jan. 1 death.

Working with famous players such as Errol Flynn and Antonio Banderas, Anderson's most famous scenes were done nearly anonymously in the Star Wars franchise. He dueled with light sabers in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

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alycakes1756d ago

The sword fights are some of the most exciting parts in some of those movies so he must have been a very talented man. May he rest in peace.

cloud4951754d ago

He was a really talented man. Rest in peace.

aDDicteD1754d ago

He really had done well on those,, may he rest in peace

DarkBlood1754d ago

no nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooo

rip i may rewatch the orginaly trilogy again because of this news

Dylbosaggins1754d ago

I didnt even know the man's name until now. (shows how big of a fan i am right?) But when i saw this headline a piece of me felt hurt on the inside i dont know how to describe it.

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