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Visual Effects Artist Grant McCune, who is best known for the models and miniatures he made for Star Wars (1977), passed away on Monday, December 27th. McCune died at his home in Hidden Hills, California from pancreatic cancer at the age of 67.

McCune won an Academy Award for his work on Star Wars, the first of George Lucas’ six-film franchise, later nominated for a second Oscar in 1980 for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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