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Peter Sumner, Fan-Favorite Star Wars Actor, Passes Away at 74

23 November 2016 2:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Star Wars franchise is in mourning, as a beloved cast member passed away earlier today. Peter Sumner, who played Lt. Pol Treidum in the 1977 classic Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, died at the age of 74. The actor passed after suffering from an illness for quite some time, but it wasn't disclosed what that illness was.

Syndey Morning Herald reports that Peter Sumner was the only Australian actor hired to work on George Lucas' first Star Wars movie. The actor was paid just 60 British pounds a day, for two days of work on the sci-fi classic. His character Lt. Pol Treidum notices that two Stormtroopers aren't at their post, leading to his now-iconic line "Tk-421, why aren't you at your post? Tk-421, do you copy?" While he only uttered that one line, and had a scene where he's punched by Chewbacca, the actor became a beloved part of Star Wars lore, »

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