‘Star Wars’ Artist Ralph McQuarrie Dead at 82

05 Mar



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Ralph Paglia (Photo credit: ralphpaglia)

The man who created the look of Star Wars characters including Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2 and C-3Po has died. Academy Award-winning concept artist Ralph McQuarrie died on Saturday at the age of 82. A message on his website reads: “We’ll miss you Ralph. You will forever be the brightest star in our galaxy.” Photos: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2012 McQuarrie was known for bringing George Lucas’ Galaxy Far, Far Away to life, along with working on several other films, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Close Encounters of…

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