Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 00:02
View the story "Star Wars Legend Dies" on Storify] Star Wars Legend Dies Stuart Freeborn, makeup legend most famous for his work on the original Star Wars trilogy, died in London on Wednesday at age 98.
· Thu, Feb 07 2013 20:05:24
The magic Freeborn worked in makeup and special creature effects has been splashed across several areas of cinema, but all agree that the height of his talent was displayed in George Lucas'
. Characters like Jabba the Hutt, Yoda and Chewbacca are just a sample of his work.
Most of the alien sequences and characters were created by Freeborn, including the Mos Eisley Cantina Scene featuring Greedo, Walrus Man, and others in the original film.
The Empire Strikes Back Freeborn's creativity was displayed in the making of the Tauntaun and Wampa Creatures from planet Hoth, and Jedi Master Yoda. Return of the Jedi brought to life Jabba the Hutt and the teddy bear-like Ewoks.
Freeborn worked on over 75 movies in his career.
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