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Visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen passed away today (May 7), his family have confirmed.

Harryhausen's long career has provided an important legacy for modern film and beyond, thanks to his iconic use of stop-motion animation that became known as 'Dynamation'.

Digital Spy presents a collection of stars from the world of film and elsewhere who have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late filmmaker.

I loved every single frame of Ray Harryhausen's work. He was the man who made me believe in monsters. Glad to have met him. A true legend.

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 7, 2013

Greatly saddened to hear of the death of Ray Harryhausen, recipient of the Special Award in 2010. awards.bafta.org/award/2010/fil…

— BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 7, 2013

Ray Harryhausen an inspiration and a legend, even before he left us. His influence cannot be measured and has shaped cinema as we know it.

Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) May 7, 2013

Rip Ray Harryhausen. »

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