Fans are in mourning following the death of an Oscar and Emmy-winning film legend. Will Vinton, the inventor of Claymation — a filmmaking style of stop-motion animation, sadly died at 70 years old, reported Fox News.
Vinton was best-known for the creation of “The California Raisins.” Throughout his career, he produced several other television series and short films using Claymation.
A statement was posted to Vinton’s Facebook page on Thursday, October 4th. In the statement, his children revealed that he passed away following a 12-year battle with Multiple Myeloma — a rare disease where cells become cancerous and multiply.
“We grieve heavily as our dad leaves a hole in our lives that will be impossible to fill...We will honor him in our own work and strive to always embody his lessons. We ask that his passing be a celebration of his life and work,” his children stated. “He wouldn’t want us to be sad or discouraged, but rather to celebrate the wonder and beauty of life in his name.”
Many fans paid a heartwarming tribute to the late filmmaker via social media. Although his personal work will be missed, his children have made a commitment to carry on his work.
Please keep Vinton’s children and other family members in your prayers. May God bring them peace and comfort during this difficult time.
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