Homage to Colin Cantwell, Creator of ‘Star Wars’ Death Star X-Wing dies at 90

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Colin Cantwell, the man of the “Star Wars” spaceship, has passed away. He was 90 years old. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Colin Cantwell’s partner, Sierra Dall, confirmed that he died Saturday at his home in Colorado. The X-wing Starfighter, TIE fighter and Death Star prototypes were all designed by Colin Cantwell. He has also worked on “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “WarGames” among other movies.

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Colin Cantwell was born in San Francisco in 1932. Colin Cantwell earned a degree in animation from the University of California, Los Angeles, before working on Hollywood movies. He also attended Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural school. Colin Cantwell, the pilot of the “Star Wars” spaceship, has died. He was 90 years old. Colin Cantwell’s partner, Sierra Dall, confirmed she died at her Colorado home on Saturday. The X-wing is a multi-purpose Rebel Alliance starfighter that strikes a balance between speed and weaponry. Thanks to its four laser guns and two proton torpedo launchers, the X-wing can take on anything the Empire throws at it.

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Colin Cantwell created the X-wing Starfighter

Colin Cantwell created the X-wing Starfighter, TIE fighter and Death Star prototypes. He has also worked on “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “WarGames” among other movies. Colin was born in San Francisco in 1932. Cantwell earned a degree in animation from the University of California, Los Angeles.

, before working in Hollywood movies. . He also attended Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural school. In the 1960s he worked in flight-related training programs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA. Cantwell worked with NASA to provide information to Walter Cronkite during the 1969 moon landing. Cantwell has written two science fiction novels. His friend of 24 years, Sierra Dall, gets rid of him.

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Homage to Colin Cantwell Creator of Star Wars Death Star Homage to Colin Cantwell, Creator of 'Star Wars' Death Star X-Wing dies at 90Homage to Colin Cantwell Creator of Star Wars Death Star Homage to Colin Cantwell, Creator of 'Star Wars' Death Star X-Wing dies at 90

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