'Star Wars' R2-D2 Builder Tony Dyson Dies at 68

March 4, 2016 5:57 PM

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Tony Dyson, the inventor who built the beloved "Star Wars" character R2-D2, has died. He was 68 years old.

Dyson was found in his home in Malta after a neighbor called police because his front door was open, local authorities on the island the central Mediterranean told ABC News today.

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