The word around the campfire is that special effects wizard Stan Winston has passed away. The word is that he succumbed to cancer yesterday, Sunday June 15th, but reports have yet to be confirmed. He was 62 years of age.
Stan Winston is probably better known for what he put on the big screen than he is on a personal level. He is the man behind the TERMINATOR, the guy who helped make dinosaurs come to life on JURASSIC PARK, and was even responsible for the effects in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. The list of films that he had either worked on or gave a lending hand is far too immense to list here. Both his work and imagination will be sorely missed around these parts. (via AICN)