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###less###p(((great)))###less###a href="http://www.tvguide.com/News/Stuart-Freeborn-Dies-1060441.aspx?rss=keywords&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=celebs"(((great)))###less###/a(((great)))###less###p(((great)))Stuart Freeborn, the makeup artist who created such beloved ###less###em(((great)))###less###a href="http://movies.tvguide.com/star-wars/109957?rss=keywords&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=celebs"(((great)))Star Wars###less###/a(((great)))###less###/em(((great))) characters as Yoda, Chewbacca and Jabba the Hutt, died Tuesday in London, according to ###less###a href="http://starwars.com/news/stuart-freeborn-remembered.html" target="_blank"(((great)))Lucasfilm###less###/a(((great))). He was 98.###less###/p(((great)))

###less###p(((great)))Born in London, Freeborn went on to design the hair and makeup on several films, as well as do puppetry work for creatures like Jabba the Hutt.###less###/p(((great)))

###less###p(((great)))"Stuart was already a makeup legend when he started on ###less###em(((great)))Star Wars###less###/em(((great)))," ###less###a href="http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/george-lucas/151659?rss=keywords&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=celebs"(((great)))George Lucas###less###/a(((great))) said in a statement. "He brought with him not only decades of experience, but boundless creative energy. His artistry and craftsmanship will live on forever in the characters he created. His ###less###em(((great)))Star Wars###less###/em(((great))) creatures may be reinterpreted in new forms by new generations, but at their heart, they continue to be what Stuart created for the original films."###less###/p(((great)))

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###less###p(((great)))When Freeborn created the character of Yoda for ###less###em(((great)))###less###a href="http://movies.tvguide.com/the-empire-strikes-back/113915?rss=keywords&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=celebs"(((great)))The Empire Strikes Back###less###/a(((great)))###less###/em(((great))), he modeled the creature's facial expressions after his own.###less###/p(((great)))

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###less###p(((great)))Freeborn's wife, Kay, died in 2012 and his son, Graham, died in 1986.###less###/p(((great)))###less###/br(((great)))

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