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Star Wars: R2-D2 original builder Tony Dyson dies – BBC News

curated by | March 4, 2016

Professor Tony Dyson, who built the original Star Wars droid R2-D2, dies at his home on the Maltese island of Gozo.

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Vale Tony! It was a privilege meeting him in the last couple of years – he had a strong viewpoint as a designer and his designs have been hugely influential,  from R2D2 to this other film work, to his work for major corporations..

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