Richard Miller Dies: Sculptor Behind Princess Leia’s Gold Bikini Was 80

richard millerIndustrial Light & Magic the sculptor who helped create Princess Leia’s gold bikini costume star wars: Return of the Jedi, has died. He was 80 years old.

Miller’s close friend and colleague Fawn H. Davis confirmed the news in an Instagram post.

“I’m heartbroken to hear from my friend, colleague and incredibly talented sculptor, Richard Miller,” he captioned. “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work, laugh and be squeamish with him. I really appreciate this photo that Marianne Heath sent me last Christmas. I love to remember that smile. I miss Grant a lot today too. We would get together to remember Richard. Hug your friends today.

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About a year ago, Miller took to Twitter to share a tidbit from the Princess Leia bikini, saying, “I recreated the Princess Leia bikini in 1981. return of the jedi, Fun Fact: It was quite uncomfortable on the carry so I glued leather to the interior so it could move around more freely.

Miller has a long list of credits for all the work he has done in Hollywood films during his career. His work was used in films willow (1988), who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), physical combat (1989), return to the future part ii (1989), return to the future part iii (1990), backdraft (1991), robber (1991), hook (1991) and death Becomes Her (1992).

Other films his work was featured in the flintstones (1994), baby’s Day Out (1994), Mask (1994), casper (1995), Congo (1995), jumanji (1995), Impossible Goal (1996), Spawn (1997), flicker (1997).

returned to miller star wars universe when his sculptures were used in the saga’s three prequels. Her credits also included films Mother (1999), space cowboy (2000), ai artificial intelligence (2001), planet of the Apes (2001), big ship (2003) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).

he had some last job Pirates of the Caribbean series of films.