With the passing of visual effects legend Ray Harryhausen, Bluewater Productions wanted to pay their respect and issued the following statement. The publisher had a long-standing relationship with the Harryhausen estate. Harryhausen was 92.
Today we lost a master magician with the passing of Ray Harryhausen. Although deeply saddened by the loss, we feel that his legendary work will live on forever, and that we at Bluewater were so very fortunate to be a part of that legacy. We send our thoughts and prayers to his wife Diana, his family and to the legion of fans that feel the affect of his passing.
Ray was an inspiration for me. From the first time I saw “Jason and the Argonauts,” and “Clash of the Titans,” I was spellbound. There are no superlatives worthy enough to let him know what his work meant to me. I feel so blessed for the opportunity to have worked with him throughout the years on numerous comic book adaptations, graphic novel sequels and other projects based on his visionary work. In an entertainment industry dominated by computer generated effects, Ray Harryhausens’s hand-crafted mastery still sparks the imagination like no other—it truly emphasizes the word “special” in special effects.
Ray, thank you for all you given us and the wonderment you left behind. You will be missed.
Darrren G. Davis