It is with great regret that we have to report that the legendary Stan Winston has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 62.
Make-up maestro and animatronics wizard Winston was a key player in the success of countless SF and fantasy movies, including the Terminator series, the Jurassic Park series, Aliens, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands and Predator. He set the standards for monster make-up and animatronic creatures, and raised both art forms to new levels. He won four Oscars, though somehow it seems like he deserved a lot more.
Our deepest sympathy to his friends and family. A full obituary and tribute will appear in SFX173.