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R.I.P. Tony Dyson: R2-D2 Creator Dies at 68

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“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.”

The wise words of Jedi master Yoda take on special meaning today following the news of the death of Tony Dyson, a behind-the-scenes icon within the Star Wars universe.

While his name might not be as recognizable as George Lucas or Harrison Ford’s, Dyson left his mark on Star Wars in the form of the franchise’s most beloved droid: Dyson built R2-D2.

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Learn more about Dyson and his impact on Star Wars.