Tony Dyson, creator of 'Star Wars' R2D2, dies

March 4, 2016 6:45 PM

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VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- Tony Dyson, who built the beloved, beeping Star Wars robot R2-D2, has died at his home in Malta, police said Friday. He was 68.

Dyson's body was discovered Friday in his residence on Gozo island. Neighbors had alerted police when Dyson, a British national who had lived in Malta since the early 1990s, didn't appear publicly for several days.

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