The British actor best known as R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, has died. According to his niece, Abigail Shield, Kenny Baker, who was 81, had been ill for the past two years with a lung condition. British actor Rahul Kohli said in a post: “You brought life to one of my favorite characters, thank you Kenny Baker. Rest in peace.” According to his nephew and caregiver Andrew Myerscough, Baker died in his sleep Saturday morning.