R.I.P. Ralph McQuarrie 1929 - 2012

Written by Starburst Sunday, 04 March 2012

Movie News

Academy Award winning conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie has passed away at the age of 82.

McQuarrie is best known for his work with George Lucas, and his contributions to designing the world of Star Wars, including the creation of some of the sagas most iconic characters - Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 to name but few.

Other classic films McQuarrie helped visualise include Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Battlestar Galactica and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.


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+1 #1 Robin Pierce 2012-03-04 16:47
A true legend in our field has passed away. Think about how much we all owe him. Were it not for Ralph McQuarrie, Star Wars would never have been made because the studio execs just couldn't picture what Lucas had in mind. Had Star Wars not been made - there'd be no Starburst.
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