RIP Chewbacca, Sander's gun votes & wedding bells for a world leader: The Morning Rundown
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" series, has died.
Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, Chewbacca's partner in adventure and misadventure, called Peter Mayhew "a kind and gentle man, possessed of great dignity and noble character." Lucas Films / Corbis via Getty Images
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When reports of a shooter spread on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, the college's emergency officials blasted out a stark, but increasingly familiar message: "Run, hide, fight."
His actions "took the assailant off his feet," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said. "But for his work, the assailant may not have been disarmed. Unfortunately, he gave his life in the process, but his sacrifice saved lives."
The people behind "Game of Thrones" have only three more chances to set the internet ablaze with wild fan theories, feverish predictions, rampant speculation and a Citadel's worth of memes before the series wraps on May 19.