R.I.P. Stan Winston

Oscar-winning special effects and make-up legend Stan Winston passed away on Sunday night after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma.

The 62-year-old Winston was best known for his work in the Terminator, Jurassic Park, Aliens, and Predator franchises. Other notable films included Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Interview with the Vampire, Pearl Harbor, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Big Fish, Constantine, End of Days, Lake Placid, Congo, Leviathan, The Ghost and the Darkness and The Thing.

He was only the second special effects artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His most recent work was creating the physical suit for use by Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man” and top-secret creations for James Cameron’s upcoming project “Avatar”.

To his friends, family, and many, many admirers – our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to you. This is a very sad day for anyone whose ever loved the craft of filmmaking. Peace be with you Stan.