VFX artist Douglas Trumbull passes away after ground-breaking career
Three-time Oscar-nominated VFX artist Douglas Trumbull has passed away. After a two-year battle with cancer, Doug left us at the age of 79. Doug played pivotal roles creating the special effects for numerous projects, including: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Tree of Life. The trailblazing filmmaker’s scientific innovations culminated in his induction into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2010.