Effects Wizard Stan Winston Dead at 62

Aliens , Terminator 2 , Jurassic Park brought him 4 Oscars
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2008 5:00 PM CDT
Michael Jackson is sits next to Stan Winston before the screening of his latest music video "Ghost" at the Festival Palace in Cannes during the 50th International Cannes Film Festival.   (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, file)
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(Newser) – Oscar-winning special-effects wizard and creature creator Stan Winston died yesterday at 62 after a 7-year struggle with multiple myeloma, the Los Angeles Times reports. Winston won Oscars for his work on Aliens, Terminator 2, and Jurassic Park. "Stan contributed to some of the greatest fantastic movie characters in motion picture history," says fellow FX guru Phil Tippett.