Selected memorabilia from the estate of Dave Prowse was up for auction yesterday, raising an amazing £400,000 with a portion going to Alzheimer’s research. There were some incredible figures raised for these once-in-a-lifetime items, including £23,000 for a The Empire Strikes Back rehearsal script.

A rehearsal script for the classic film, The Empire Strikes Back, has sold for £23,000 at auction.

The script for the 1980 Star Wars film was part of a collection of memorabilia belonging to Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse.

Part of the proceeds of the auction, which raised more than £400,000, will go to Alzheimer’s research.

Prowse died in November after a short illness but had been living with Alzheimer’s for about 10 years.

Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said more than 2,000 bidders had competed for the 600 lots which went under the hammer at East Bristol Auctions on 4 May – known as Star Wars Day.

A Star Wars cast list sold for £10,000 and a replica lightsaber also went for £10,000.

Also in the sale was a photograph with a personal message from Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia.

The message on the photograph, which sold for £8,000, read: “For Daddy Dave – My Preferred Father – Much Love, Carrie Fisher.”

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