British artist John Mollo, who created the costumes of the main heroes of the franchise “Star wars”, has died at the age of 86. About it reports The Times.
The cause of death was complications arising from vascular dementia (a disorder of the Central nervous system, which is a dementia).
On the basis of sketches of designer Ralph Mcquarrie Mollo had designed the costumes of the characters of “Star wars” as Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Obi-WAN Kenobi and the stormtroopers uniform. For his work he received the award “Oscar” in the category “Best costume design”.
Mollo was the costume designer in the movies “Alien” by Ridley Scott, “King David” Bruce Beresford “Gandhi” by Richard Attenborough. In the last tape he also was awarded the “Oscar”.
In addition, the British acted as historical consultant for the films “Barry Lyndon”, “Nicholas and Alexandra” and “the adventures of Gerard”.