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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ghyslain Raza, aka The Star Wars Kid, Becoming a Lawyer

Do you remember Ghyslain Raza? No? How about The Star Wars Kid? Yeah - oh yeah! That's Ghyslain Raza. He was mocked on YouTube by over 1 billion viewers, and was even parodied on Arrested Development, among other outlets, shows, and programs.

Raza dropped-out of highschool and checked into a psychiatric ward! He was diagnosed with depression. He and his parents sued the families of three classmates who had leaked the video for around $250,000. The suit was settled out of court.

Now, Raza is working toward a law degree at Montreal's McGill University and is the president of Patrimoine Trois-Rivieres, a society which aims to preserve the cultural heritage of his hometown.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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