This is some very sad news. Special effects artist Stan Winston passed away on Sunday, June 15th in Los Angeles, California. He was 62 years old. Stan has, of course, worked on some iconic movies in his career such as Terminator and Jurassic Park and has created some of the most memorable special effects in cinematic history.
He is best remembered in this community for his work in Aliens for creating the Queen Alien which he won an Oscar for, and for creating the Predator in both Predator movies. He most recently worked on Terminator 4 and would have been involved with Jurassic Park 4 too. This news is completely unexpected. He will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Stan Winston.