Ron Cobb, ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Film designer and cartoonist Ron Cobb died Thursday of Lewy body dementia at the age of 83.

Cobb was a significant influence on the look and aesthetics of films including “Alien,” “Star Wars” and “Back to the Future.”Cobb died on his birthday, Monday, after an illustrious career contributing to production design in Hollywood.

He served as a consultant for “Back to the Future,” providing the initial designs for a DeLorean modified to travel through time, and several iconic alien species in the “Star Wars” universe.We were saddened to learn of the passing of conceptual designer Ron Cobb, who designed one of the most memorable characters in the Mos Eisley cantina, Momaw Nadon.

He also contributed to E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Alien, Back to the Future, and many more.

He will be missed.— Star Wars (@starwars) September 22, 2020His credits range from “Star Wars

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