I just come across some horrible news.
Stan Winston, a veritable pioneer and a incredible continuing force in the special effects business has passed away after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. He was only 62.
Stan, multiple Oscar winner, was the lead designer and creator of Hollywood's most recognizable creatures, characters and effects. He worked on Jurassic Park, Aliens, Pumpkinhead, the Terminator franchise-many of his movies are among my favorite films.
A few great articles reflecting on his life can be found here:
Ain't It Cool News
LA Times Blog
Thanks for some great movies and the experiences that came with, Stan. You will be missed.