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“Star Wars” Visual Effects Artist Grant McCune Dies

Posted on 31 December 2010 by Christian

The Oscar-winning “Star Wars” designer has died, aged 67, at his home in Hidden Hills.

“Oscar-winning “Star Wars” visual-effects designer Grant McCune, who created scenes with models and miniature films for more than three decades, has died of pancreatic cancer, his production company said on Wednesday. He was 67.

McCune, who died Monday at his home in Hidden Hills, 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, won his Oscar for 1977′s “Star Wars,” the original installment in George Lucas’ six-film sci-fi franchise. He shared the honor with John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund and Robert Blalack.”


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