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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:24 PM - Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #1

    Guys / Gals

    A friend of mine recieved some very sad news today.

    It seems Mr Kenny Baker (R2D2) was taken ill earlier this week and is in a coma in a UK hospital.

    One of my favourite Star Wars Charaters and a friend to the community.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Kenny and his family right now Get Well soon Kenny!
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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:26 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #2

    Oh no! Hope he gets better soon.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:28 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #3

    Oh wow, I hope he's gonna be ok!

    He's got my prayers for sure.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:34 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #4

    My prayers and thoughts to you Kenny and your family. Take care and get well soon.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:36 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #5

    Thoughts and prayers to get well soon to Mr. Baker. Definitely one of my favorites.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:38 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #6

    I hope his condition improves!!
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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:56 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #7

    oh no
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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:58 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #8

    get well soon
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    Apr 9, 2008, 1:11 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #9

    Uh oh...
    so sorry to hear this
    I hope we dont lose R2

    get well soon Kenny
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    Apr 9, 2008, 1:24 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #10

    This is very sad news. I hope he recovers soon.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 1:40 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #11

    Could you provide any more details, to corroborate the veracity of the information? A news link or how your friend is connected?
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    Apr 9, 2008, 1:41 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #12

    Very sad indeed!.. Our prayers are with him and his family.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 1:54 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #13

    Oh no ... this is just plain awful. I do hope he recovers soon.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 1:59 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #14

    Quote Trooper TK409 said: View Post
    Could you provide any more details, to corroborate the veracity of the information? A news link or how your friend is connected?
    Kenny is well connected with the 501st UK Garrison and the friend who broke the news to us on the UK boards is a friend of Kenny's family and a time-served 501st member.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 2:10 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #15

    Wow! He and his lady friend were just with Carida in Pittsburgh PA for Steel City Con. He was his normal jovial self all weekend. I do hope and pray all goes well for him.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 2:10 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #16

    get well soon kenny
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    Apr 9, 2008, 2:12 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #17

    Quote Spacescopie said: View Post
    Kenny is well connected with the 501st UK Garrison and the friend who broke the news to us on the UK boards is a friend of Kenny's family and a time-served 501st member.

    I think maybe you should have that info rechecked..... We just spoke with Ben Stevens, runs Official Pix and all the Con here is Dallas...and he just said that Kenny was returning from a show here in the U.S and fell ill on the plane...and was sent to the hospital by the Airline.......BUT good news is he was released yesterday and is now at home...This is according to his Agent DIRECTLY.


    (Philip Wise provided me with this information)
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    Apr 9, 2008, 2:18 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #18

    I'll check, I've PM'd the source.

    He may well have been at home yesterday, this news was from a family source this morning 1130H GMT
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    Apr 9, 2008, 3:19 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #19

    Oh man, my sister was just on a plane sitting with Kenny and his partner two days ago going into Chicago. She said he hardly spoke, looked terrible, and had to have oxygen at the airport.

    He still wanted to press on at the time though because he was supposed to have a meet and greet with some of his fans there and was really looking forward to seeing them. Hope your info is right Spidey and that he is doing better.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 3:55 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #20

    Quote Bubba Fett said: View Post
    Oh man, my sister was just on a plane sitting with Kenny and his partner two days ago going into Chicago. She said he hardly spoke, looked terrible, and had to have oxygen at the airport.

    He still wanted to press on at the time though because he was supposed to have a meet and greet with some of his fans there and was really looking forward to seeing them. Hope your info is right Spidey and that he is doing better.
    Philip Wise was on the boards and saw this thread and immediately called Ben, and well Ben basically has Kenny's agents phone # on speed dial, as Kenny is scheduled to be in Dallas for FAN DAYS 2 here in Dallas, and he was concerned as well with this news....
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    Apr 9, 2008, 5:03 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #21

    Please keep us posted.
    I hope he well.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 5:11 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #22

    Kenny Baker was the first Star Wars actor I had the priviledge of meeting. I wish him well too.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 8:36 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #23

    Get better Kenny
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    Apr 9, 2008, 9:47 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #24

    awful news. i hope he gets better
  25. Apr 9, 2008, 10:24 PM - Re: Get Well Soon Kenny Baker! #25

    If I remember correctly Kenny has as a bronchial type condition. Part of the reason he was considering moving to California, for a dryer climate, as oppossed to Manchester. He doe's (or did) theatre work in England which is during the coldest times of year, when not touring the convention circuit. With the craziness of CIV, I wasn't able to connect with him and Val. I hope he's doing better.
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