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Stan Winston R.I.P.


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#1 of 53 OFFLINE   Erin C

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Posted June 16 2008 - 06:16 AM

I hope this is not true,but AICN is reporting an unconfirmed story that effects legend and pioneer Stan Winston has passed away.

#2 of 53 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted June 16 2008 - 06:21 AM

I hope that is not true Posted Image

We'll see.
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#3 of 53 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted June 16 2008 - 06:27 AM

I assume it's true. It'd be pretty darn irresponsible for a website to report the death of someone so big.

Pretty sad news. His work was remarkable and he really was the best at what he did.

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#4 of 53 OFFLINE   Rhett_Y

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Posted June 16 2008 - 06:50 AM

Oh man.... it seems like AICN is the first to report. I have been looking at all the major sites and nothing is coming up.

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#5 of 53 OFFLINE   Erin C

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Posted June 16 2008 - 06:54 AM

I'm not 100% convinced yet. Until it shows up on Yahoo or some other major news site. Then I will believe this.

#6 of 53 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:05 AM

Wikipedia has already been updated with a June 15, 2008 date of death.

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#7 of 53 OFFLINE   Jonathan Peterson

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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:07 AM

Wikipedia says:

Stan Winston died on June 15, 2008, in Los Angeles, California, of cancer.

That is too bad. R.I.P. Mr. Winston.

Edit: Ooops, Michael beat me to it.

#8 of 53 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:08 AM

Looks like the news is true. Very, very sad. Posted Image
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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:16 AM

Call me cynical, but I'll wait until a real source of news reports it.Posted Image

#10 of 53 OFFLINE   IanDP

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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Michael Reuben
Wikipedia has already been updated with a June 15, 2008 date of death.

Stan Winston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Well, if it's on Wikipedia then it must be true. Posted Image

Update: Bloody-disgusting is reporting it too, from their own sources. See quote below:
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We were hit with a mirage of phone calls last night and this morning informing us that special effects and make-up guru Stan Winston has passed away Sunday, June 15 in Los Angeles, CA. He was 62. Winston is best known for working on such legendary films as TERMINATOR, JURASSIC PARK, PREDATOR, THE ENTITY, THE THING, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, among many others. Winston won four Oscars in his career. The details of his passing have yet to be reported, we'll be updating you shortly.


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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:22 AM

Though we don't really think about it that often, he really was one of the single most influential persons on modern cinema. A true legend.

You'll be sorely missed Mr. Winston.
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#12 of 53 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:46 AM

IMDB:
Stan Winston: 1946 - 2008

Very sad news. Stan Winston was one of my heroes. True genius, when it comes to monsters and special make-up effects. RIP.

#13 of 53 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:47 AM

He really is a legend.

His filmography and influence speak for themselves.
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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:56 AM

Sad news. I've been a fan for years. Posted Image

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#15 of 53 OFFLINE   Rhett_Y

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Posted June 16 2008 - 07:58 AM

Very sad... looks like it is true................
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#16 of 53 OFFLINE   Michael:M

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Posted June 16 2008 - 08:00 AM

Wow, that really sucks. I had no idea he had cancer.

Along with Rick Baker and Rob Bottin, Stan's been one of my behind-the-scenes heroes for years. Hopefully, his studios will continue with the amazing work he pioneered.

RIP, Stan.
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Posted June 16 2008 - 08:01 AM

Associated Press has now picked it up.

You leave us much too soon, Mr. Winston.
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Posted June 16 2008 - 08:02 AM

The word legend gets used all the time now but Stan Winston was a true legend in the special effects field.

Thanks for the great work, Stan!

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Posted June 16 2008 - 08:02 AM

Very sad news. He left behind a nice body of work that amazed audiences and inspired others to create cinematic magic and wonder to push the filmmaking envelope.

RIP, Mr. Winston.
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Posted June 16 2008 - 09:05 AM

He recently built the real-world Iron Man armors. Very cool stuff. He really made the Adi Granov designs come to life.





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