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Red Leader, Drewe Henley has died at 75


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Drewe Henley, known for his role as the Red Leader, Garven Dreis, in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, has passed away at the age of 75.

The British actor had several film and television roles in the 1960s and 70s but retired from acting due to depression, making Star Wars his last appearance on screen. Although the original cut of the film only included Henley's scenes in the cockpit of his X-wing starfighter, the special editions added a previously deleted pre-battle scene with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Biggs Darklighter (Garrick Hagon).

As leader of Red Squadron in the Battle of Yavin, Henley's small role was a pivotal one that has left an indelible stamp on the Star Wars saga.




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