Kenny, formerly of Ashton, Preston, famously appeared in films like The Elephant Man, Time Bandits, Willow, Flash Gordon, Amadeus and Labyrinth, but it was his role as R2-D2 in Star Wars that made him a household name.
Going into orbit is R2D2, alias Kenny Baker, on the bouncy castle with young fans of Star Wars after he opened a fun day at Wigan Rugby Union Club in aid of the NSPCC on Saturday 20th of May 1989
Star Wars legends Jeremy Bullock, left, who played bounty hunter Boba Fett, and Kenny Baker who played robot R2D2 meet old adversary Darth Vader at the opening of a new sci-fi shop, Yesterday's Yubnub, owned by Ian Clarke in Fleet Street, Pemberton, on Saturday 20th of March 2004
Kenny Baker at the UK premiere of Star Wars in Manchester on January 27 1978
Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Mark Hamill at the UK premiere of Star Wars in Manchester on January 27 1978