Posted by: kidkobun | Monday, June, 16, 2008

Visual Effects Mastermind Stan Winston Dies of Cancer at 62

Just moments ago I received the shocking, and downright heartbreaking news that award-winning visual effects artist Stan Winston died at the age of 62.

According to a representative from Stan Winston Studio, Winston died at his home after a seven year bout with multiple myeloma (a type of cancer regarded as incurable).

Winston passed away yesterday, June 15, 2008 at his home in Los Angeles, CA.

Known to most for his work on Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Jurassic Park, Winston won a total of four (4) Oscars and was nominated on multiple occasions.

Winston’s family is asking that donations be made to his charities of choice:

Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research

9201 W. Sunset Blvd. Ste 300

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Free Arts for Abused Children

12095 W. Washington Blvd. #104

Los Angeles, CA 90066

United States Fund for UNICEF

333 East 38th Street

NY, NY 10016

Stan Winston and several of his creature creations.

Thank you for the memories Stan. You will be deeply missed.

Source material: Celebrity Death Beeper and the Los Angeles Times

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