Darth Vader star David Prowse left £693k despite hit role in £3billion Star Wars franchise

DARTH Vader star David Prowse left £693,000 despite his hit role in the £3billion franchise.

The actor, the villain in the original 1977-83 trilogy, died aged 85 from Covid last November.

He had told of his anger at missing out on a share of the blockbusters’ profits — getting a fee of £13,000 per film.

Dave also fell out with creator George Lucas for decades after revealing Vader as Luke Skywalker’s father.

He claimed he did not know the twist and that it was a lucky guess.

Prowse once said: “As Vader, you always feel as if fame and fortune’s coming towards you, but, just as it’s going to hit, it passes you by.”

Actor James Earl Jones voiced Vader but 6ft 7in Prowse gave him a towering presence.

The Bristol-born star also played road safety’s Green Cross Man and, as a bodybuilder, trained Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Prowse left his share of the family home in Croydon, South London, to his three children.

Daughter Rachel also got a £3,000 legacy, with the rest of his estate going to wife Norma.

At Dave’s death, Luke Skywalker star Mark Hamill tweeted: “So sad to hear. He was a kind man and much more than Darth Vader.”

Lucas said he made Vader “leap off the page”.

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