Master makeup artist Stuart Freeborn dead at 98

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This name may not be familiar to some people, but you have seen his work in many world famous movies. His most famous works can be found in the original Star Wars movies. He helped create Chewbacca, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt and others in this popular trilogy. Other works he did was the apelike humans in 2001: A Space Odyssey and the makeup work for Doctor Strangelove

George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, made a statement on StarWars.com:

Stuart was already a makeup legend when he started on Star Wars. He brought with him not only decades of experience, but boundless creative energy. His artistry and craftsmanship will live on forever in the characters he created. His Star Wars creatures may be reinterpreted in new forms by new generations, but at their heart, they continue to be what Stuart created for the original films.

I am a big Star Wars fan and I love all these creatures that this man helped create. It is unfortunate that he has passed, but his works will never die. He works will be forever remembered.

Source: Star Wars

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