Stuart Freeborn, the makeup artist for the Star Wars film series, died Tuesday in London, news sources report.
George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars films said, "[Freeborn] 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," CNN reported.
Freeborn was 98 when he died, but had a life full of success. He worked for more than 75 films including Doctor Strangelove, Space Odyssey, and Oliver Twist, New York Times reported.