His striking Star Wars characters have unquestionably won over the hearts and minds of fans who will forever immortalize Ralph's iconic creations Darth Vader, Bobba Fett, R2-D2, Chewbacca and C-3PO hyperspacing across the galaxy.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Oscar legend Ralph McQuarrie died over the weekend at the grand age of 82. Ralph was the brains and artistic inspiration responsible for propelling Star Wars trilogy of characters onto the silver screen. His creative visuals won him an Academy Award in 1986 and contributed to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the lost Ark, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home!
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That's so sad. Too bad these wonderful creative geniuses can't live forever.
Yes, his artwork is amazing and we've lost a legend.
Saw that - lost a legend. His work will live on forever though.
He was such a kind and creative spirit.
The man was so great even die-hard Star Trek fans pay tribute to him. Nicely chosen concept art too. I hadn't seen the Return of the Jedi one.
RIP, Ralph McQuarrie. Your STAR WARS conceptual art inspired me at least as much as the finished films.
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