Peter Mayhew, 'Star Wars' Beloved Chewbacca, Dies at 74

Peter Mayhew's role of Chewbacca, made him an instant celebrity. To a generation of geeky adolescents, he gained a degree of respect unmatched in the universe. Decade's later there was a swarm of people trying to get in line for his comic-con appearance. I stood in line for hours just to shake his hand and take…