Sad news comes at the end of the weekend as a man who has influenced film for decades and is responsible for some of the most iconic cinematic science fiction creations of all-time has passed away. Geeks of Doom spread the news that concept designer Ralph McQuarrie, the man behind the breathtaking art that served as the inspiration for the look and style of the original Star Wars trilogy, has passed away at age 82.
GOODNIGHT, TATOOINE | This weekend, we bade a sad farewell to Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who designed the visual look of the Star Wars universe and other flights of science fiction fantasy, who passed away Saturday. See a slideshow... Read Post
Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who helped design the look of such "Star Wars" characters as Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chewbacca has died. He was 82 years old. Read Post