Syd Mead, the visual artist behind the acclaimed movie “Blade Runner,” has died at the age of 86, CNN reports.
Mead, who also helped design “Blade Runner 2049,” had reportedly been suffering from lymphoma at the time of his death in Duarte, California.
“I am so saddened to hear of the passing of visionary illustrator and concept artist Syd Mead. His pivotal role in shaping cinema was unique, with a singular ability to visualize the future. As one of the most influential conceptual artists of our time, his visions and illustrations of future technological worlds will remain as a testament to his vast imagination,” Art Directors Guild President Nelson Coates said in a statement.