Darth Vader Battles Cancer

alg_darth_vaderAccording to the NY Daily News, Actor James Prowse (pictured), who was the ‘man behind the mask’, playing Darth Vader in the first three “Star Wars” films, is battling prostate cancer. The news comes on the spurs of bitingly opinionated radio ‘shock jock’ Don Imus‘ announcement Monday that he had stage 2 cancer. Prowse told British radio that he would be undergoing final treatment for the disease. Though Prowse played the physical character of Darth Vader, he was not seen in the franchise. Actor Sebastian Shaw played the unmasked Vader / Anakin Skywalker in “Return of the Jedi”. May the force be with you, James.

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