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Hollywood effects wizard Ray Harryhausen dies at 92


The legendary filmmaker was best known for movies such as 'Jason and the Argonauts.'


Special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday at age 92 in London

Influenced George Lucas and Peter Jackson, among others

He was inspired by the original 'King Kong'

Ray Harryhausen, the legendary special-effects master whose influence was felt both in his sci-fi and fantasy movies as well as in the works of later filmmakers such as George Lucas and Peter Jackson has died at the age of 92.

His family announced his death in London Tuesday via The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Facebook page.

Inspired by the original 1930s King Kong, Harryhausen made monsters come alive and thrilled audiences in the 20th century with a variety of movies such as Mighty Joe Young, Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans.

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