By Andrew Liszewski
What started out as a terrible rumor this morning has unfortunately been confirmed by Ain’t It Cool News. Visual FX wizard Stan Winston, who is probably well known to both gagdet and movie enthusiasts, passed away last night. I’ve already made mention of my love for Jurassic Park as a kid, and it was while reading about the effects behind the movie that I first learned about Stan Winston and his many contributions to the visual effects industry.
His work, and the studio that bears his name, was responsible for some of the greatest animatronic creations to ever grace the silver screen. From the Terminator films to Jurassic Park and more recently Iron Man, his work will stand as a lasting legacy for future generations of movie buffs to enjoy. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone who was ever lucky enough to work with him.