“Star Wars” Makeup Artist Stuart Freeborn Passes Away

February 7, 2013 • By

Star Wars Makeup Artist Stuart Freeborn Passes Away

Star Wars” makeup artist Stuart Freeborn has passed away. He was 98-years-old.

Stuart helped to create “Star Wars” characters Yoda, Chewbacca, Jabba the Hut and more. Here’s a statement from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas:

Stuart was already a makeup legend when he started on ‘Star Wars.’ He brought with him not only decades of experience, but boundless creative energy. His artistry and craftsmanship will live on forever in the characters he created. His ‘Star Wars’ creatures may be reinterpreted in new forms by new generations, but at their heart, they continue to be what Stuart created for the original films.

We’re so sad to hear about Stuart’s passing. Our thoughts are with Stuart’s family and friends during this time.