Grant McCune: 1943-2010

R2D2

Grant McCune, the model maker and special effects designer who created R2D2, dies last week in California. He was 67.

McCune, formerly a biologist, was first hired to create a great white shark model for a movie called Jaws. He went on to work on Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and James Bond films. Read more about his life and legacy here.