According to his agent Thomas Bowington, Bruce died after a brief illness. CNN reported in 2018 that Prostate is being treated for prostate cancer.
“The announcement of the death of our client Dave Proves MBE at the age of 85 has left us and millions of fans around the world deeply saddened and heartbroken,” Bowington Management said on Twitter on Sunday.
“May the force always be with him!” His former agent Thomas Bowington told the BBC in a statement.
“Although he is famous for playing many monsters – for me, everyone who knows Dave and everyone who has worked with him, he’s a hero in our lives.”
Blues wore a black suit and helmet to play Darth Vader, but actor James Earl Jones provided the voice for the character. Bruce’s Western English accent was considered inappropriate for this area.
But Bruce said he was most proud of his role as a “Green Cross Code Man” from a British road safety campaign. For that role he was awarded an MBE in 2000 – a member of the British Empire’s Best Order.
Bruce was born into a working class family and grew up on a council farm in Southmead, southwest England. He received a scholarship to join the Bristol Grammar School.
His wide physique and high figure helped him to appear as monsters and villains in TV shows and movies. He starred as a monster in The Horror of Frankenstein in 1970 and as a bearded torturer in 1971 in “Gary on Henry”. In the same year he appeared as a bodyguard in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film Dystopian “A Clockwork Orange”.
He starred as Darth Vader in all three original “Star Wars” films of 1977, 1980 and 1983.
Bros., who also worked as a personal trainer for actors playing the role of Superman, including Christopher Reeve, was interested in health and fitness and wrote the book “Fitness is Fun”.
He published his autobiography, “Straight for the Force Mouth,” in 2011.