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Creator of ‘Star Wars’ Death Star, X-Wing Colin Cantwell dies at 90

Colin Cantwell, the person who designed the spacecraft within the “Star Wars” movies, has died. He was 90.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday that Sierra Dall, Cantwell’s accomplice, confirmed that he died at his dwelling in Colorado on Saturday.

Cantwell designed the prototypes for the X-wing Starfighter, TIE fighter and Dying Star.

He additionally labored on movies together with “2001: A House Odyssey,” “Shut Encounters of the Third Sort” and “WarGames.”

Cantwell was born in San Francisco in 1932. Earlier than engaged on Hollywood movies, Cantwell attended the College of California, Los Angeles, the place he acquired a level in animation. He additionally attended Frank Lloyd Wright’s Faculty of Structure.

Cantwell designed the prototypes for the X-wing Starfighter, TIE fighter and Dying Star.
Picture by Jerod Harris/WireImage

Within the Sixties he labored on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA on academic applications about flights. Cantwell labored with NASA to feed Walter Cronkite updates in the course of the 1969 moon touchdown.

Cantwell wrote two science fictions novels. He’s survived by his accomplice of 24 years, Sierra Dall.

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