Effects guru Stan Winston dies at 62

posted 2008-06-16 21:39:31 by doug

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Hollywood special-effects maestro Stan Winston has died at age 62.

The Oscar-winning visual effects artist died at his home Sunday evening surrounded by family after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a representative from Stan Winston Studio.

Winston won visual effects Oscars for 1986's "Aliens," 1992's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and 1993's "Jurassic Park."

Winston is survived by his wife, Karen, a son, daughter, brother and four grandchildren.