Oscar-winning Effects Artist of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’ ,Kit West, dies at 80

The Film Doctor team send our love to the family, friends and spirit of Kit West, the Oscar-winning special effects supervisor of classic movies such as ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’, ‘Dune’ and ‘Universal Soldier’.

Kit won his Oscar for his work ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and was further nominated for ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Dragonheart’. He won the Best Special Effects BAFTA for his work on ‘Return of the Jedi’.

The legend passed away at his home in London on Saturday, aged 80, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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