RIP Ralph McQuarrie

March 5th, 2012 | Space

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Ralph Mcquarrie, who famously helped George Lucas with conceptual design for Star Wars, has passed away at the age of 82.  He also did work for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and also for NASA.  George Lucas called him “a visionary artist.”

He will certainly be missed.

-RSB

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