Chewbacca, Yoda makeup artist Stuart Freeborn passes

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Chewbacca, Yoda makeup artist Stuart Freeborn passes
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Thu, 02-07-2013 - 10:53am

Makeup and creature effects veteran Stuart Freeborn, who fashioned classic characters ranging from "Star Wars'" Yoda and Chewbacca to the "Dawn of Man" apes in "2001: A Space Odyssey," died in London at 98, LucasFilm said Wednesday.
http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2013/02/07/16883795-chewbacca-yoda-makeup-artist-stuart-freeborn-dies-at-98?lite

The BBC documentary clip included in the article is so cool! He sounds like a fun-loving individual... all those characters on Star Wars were fascinating. I thought it was totally rad that Yoda's look was based partly on Freeborn and partly on Albert Einstein! He was a true artist.

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Oh man.. that's so sad. He really was an amazing talent.