Monday, June 16, 2008

The World Has Lost An F/X Pioneer: Stan Winston Dead at 62

Stan Winston, who had multiple Oscar nominations and 4 visual effects wins, passed away today after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a rep from Stan Winston Studio.

You will remember his creations in such movies as
James Cameron's "Aliens" (1986) (one Oscar), Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1992) (2 Oscars) and 1993's "Jurassic Park." (One Oscar). This guy designed the freakin' Terminator Endoskeleton! Simply awesome work and what an accomplished career even though it was cut short.

"Stan died peacefully at home surrounded by family," a spokeswoman said.

You can see more examples of his work in the upcoming 3D epic "Avatar". Yet another reason why this movie marks the closing of an era and the beginning of another. Our thoughts are with Stan's family.

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