|Ralph McQuarrie's vision of Darth Vader|
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Outside of George Lucas, there was one man who helped these things become a reality. That was artist Ralph McQuarrie. Sadly, today Mr. McQuarrie passed away at the age of 82.
George Lucas released the following statement about McQuarrie:
To celebrate his work, StarWars.com has put up a great slide show demonstrating just how important his work was in creating the Star Wars universe.
For all of us that have never known a world without Star Wars, thank you Ralph McQuarrie. Your vision of these worlds helped us dream of what could really be out in the universe.
What say you?