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After delivering the stolen Death Star plans to the Alliance, saving Luke/Han/Leia/Chewie from the trash compactor, and repairing Luke's X-wing so he could blow up the Death Star, R2-D2... got fried by Darth Vader's TIE Fighter. (Some of us were still in grade school. It was our generation's version of, "I cried when Hedwig died...