Ralph McQuarrie has passedPosted 3:04 pm on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 by Jose Gutierrez III
Ralph McQuarrie has died at the age of 82. He passed away yesterday. The man who was responsible for giving my favorite Sci-Fi character its face, Darth Vader, has died. He worked on many films such as “Star Wars” (original trilogy), “ET”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, and many others. This is a sad day for many, indeed. Condolences go to his family.
I just want to say, thanks and you will be missed.
A statement was posted on McQuarrie’s website on the day of his passing:
There’s no doubt in our hearts that centuries from now amazing spaceships will soar, future cities will rise and someone, somewhere will say … that looks like something Ralph McQuarrie painted.
Please visit the Ralph McQuarrie facebook page to offer some respects.
Jose Gutierrez III is an IT tech by day and nerd by night.