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‘Stormtrooper’ Walks 645 Miles to Comic-Con in San Diego to Honor Late Wife

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A Minnesota man spent the last month walking more than 600 miles down the California coast in his Stormtrooper costume to honor his late wife, who shared his love of all things “Star Wars.”

His final destination: Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Kevin Doyle began the trek June 6 at a “Star Wars” museum in Petaluma, and the walk is scheduled to end Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center.

Doyle, 57, said he lost his creative spark after his wife died from pancreatic cancer in 2012. He hopes his mind-clearing walkabout will inspire him to return to work as an illustrator and photographer and raise money for a children’s cancer charity he launched in her name.

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