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.
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.