7 May 2013 12:44 PM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Ray Harryhausen, the special effects master famed for such fantasy classics as Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years BC, Clash of the Titans and three Sinbad films, has died at the age of 92.

Los Angeles-born Mr Harryhausen died at his home in London on May 7, it has been confirmed.

Ray was known for his painstaking work using stop-motion animation to bring fantastical creatures to life on screen.

I was honoured to have the rare opportunity of an exclusive interview with Mr Harryhausen in 2010 following the release of a remake of Clash of the Titans.

Tribute was paid to the visual FX legend by Darren G. Davis, publisher at American comic book company Bluewater Productions, which has released a number of graphic novel sequels to Harryhausen's cinema classics.

In a statement, Darren G. Davis said: "Today we lost a master magician with the passing of Ray Harryhausen. Although deeply saddened by the loss, »

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