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Star Wars make-up king dead

Feb 7 2013, 4:20pm CST | by

The creator of many of the characters in the original Star Wars universe, Stuart Freeborn, died Wednesday, in London, at age 98.

LONDON, England – Fans may not know his name, but they certainly knew the work of Stuart Freeborn. Freeborn, who died in London, Wednesday, at age 98, is responsible for creating Yoda, Chewbacca and...

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Star Wars make-up king dead

Feb 7 2013, 4:20pm CST | by

The creator of many of the characters in the original Star Wars universe, Stuart Freeborn, died Wednesday, in London, at age 98.

LONDON, England – Fans may not know his name, but they certainly knew the work of Stuart Freeborn.

Freeborn, who died in London, Wednesday, at age 98, is responsible for creating Yoda, Chewbacca and Jabba the Hutt for the original Star Wars trilogy. A master make-up artist and creature creator, Freeborn was instrumental in creating the Mos Eisley Cantina scene for the 1977 film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in which the iconic characters of Greedo, the Walrus Man and others, caught the attention of audiences worldwide.

For the Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Freeborn created Yoda, the Jedi master, along with the Wampa and Tauntauns from Hoth, the ice planet that served as the rebel base. In Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, Freeborn was responsible for introducing the world to Jabba the Hutt, along with the Ewoks of the forest moon of Endor.

Stuart was already a makeup legend when he started on Star Wars,” said creator George Lucas in a prepared statement. “He brought with him not only decades of experience, but boundless creative energy. His artistry and craftsmanship will live on forever in the characters he created. His Star Wars creatures may be reinterpreted in new forms by new generations, but at their heart, they continue to be what Stuart created for the original films.”

Freeborn is also known for his work on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey; along with his work on Dr. Strangelove, Oliver Twist, The Great Muppet Caper and four of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies.

Via USA Today.

 
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