Award-winning visual effects designer Grant McCune has died. McCune was part of George Lucas's original Star Wars FX team, responsible for R2-D2, and took home an Oscar for his work on Star Wars. More after the jump.
Aside from his work on the original Star Wars film, McCune contributed to other genre classics like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Ghostbusters II, Spaceballs, Serenity, and Batman Forever (okay, the "classic" status of that last one is dubious at best). McCune as 67, and died from complications of cancer.