Tony „R2-D2 Maker“ Dyson R.I.P.

r2d2Tony Dyson, der Erbauer von R2D2, ist gestorben: „Professor Tony Dyson, who built the original Star Wars R2-D2 droid, has died on the Maltese island of Gozo. The 68-year-old Briton was found by police after a neighbour called them, concerned his door was open. He is thought to have died of natural causes. A post-mortem is being carried out to determine cause of death. Dyson was commissioned to make eight R2-D2 robots for the film series. He said working on it was "one of the most exciting periods of my life".“