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‘Star Wars’ Designer Colin Cantwell’s Cause of Death

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According to reports, the concept artist who created the iconic Star Wars spacecraft, Colin Cantwell’s cause of death has been followed by questions after he passed away on Satuarday (May 22, 2022) at the age of 90.

Sierra Dall, his long-time partner, confirmed the heartbreaking news, announcing that the beloved star took his last breath at his Colorado home. May he rest in peace and his loved ones achieved enough power from God to deal with the problem.

Colin’s film credits are bold photographic effects for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), technical dialogue for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), as well as computer graphics design consultant for WarGames (1983).

Until the moment of his death, he was most famous for his creation with George Lucas on Star Wars, designing and building the prototypes for the X-wing, TIE fighter, Star Destroyer, the Death Star, and more.

He was born in San Francisco in 1932 and had diagnosed with tuberculosis along with a partial retinal detachment when he was so young. The cure, he stated on social media during an “Ask Me Anything” interview, was to be restricted to a dark room with a serious vest across his chest to stop coughing fits.

“I spent nearly two years of my childhood immobilized in this dark room. Suffice to say, nothing else could slow me down after that!” Colin announced. Graduating from the University of California, LA with a degree in animation, he was later personally requested by Frank Lloyd Wright to attend his School of Architecture.

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What was Behind Colin Cantwell’s Cause of Death?

Although there is no data about late artist Colin Cantwell’s cause of death or even death news at this time, official sources have not released any detailed reports yet!

Our team does not confirm any rumors about his death, but you can be sure that we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected

He kicked off his career in Hollywood, after an extraordinary career, as he described on his website bio. During the historic ’60s space race between the U.S. and Russia, Cantwell performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA, producing educational programs for the public to better comprehend the flights.

That work topped in Cantwell being a help for the legendary Walter Cronkite in his historic moon landing broadcast in 1969. It was colin who was on the communications line between NASA and the astronauts getting updates that he fed to Cronkite, who in recovery broadcasted that information to the world on live TV.’

His passion for architecture and fascination with space delivered the ideal mix for Cantwell to make serious moves in Tinseltown, operating on many space projects, his first credited work being 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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“I worked closely with Stanley Kubrick and persuaded him not to start the movie with a 20-minute conference table discussion,” he told throughout his AMA. It was Cantwell who created the dramatic space opening that followed the dawn of man and bone thrown into the air.

It was Cantwell’s appointment on WarGames, programming the Hewlett Packard monitors to depict the affected bomb scenes on NORAD screens as the WOPR (War Operation Plan Response) computer nearly launched nuclear weapons — that led him to programming software that took the actual Hewlett Packard from a few colors to 5,000 colors.

Besides his film work, Cantwell wrote two science fiction novels, CoreFires 1 and CoreFires 2. He leaves behind Sierra Dall, his partner of 24 years.


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