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Joe Viskocil, Visual Effects Guru on ‘Star Wars’ Films, Dies at 63

He won an Oscar for ‘Independence Day’ and also worked on two ‘Terminator’ films, ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’

Joe Viskocil, a pyrotechnics expert who worked on the first two Star Wars films and earned an Oscar for his visual effects wizardry on Independence Day, has died. He was 63.Viskocil died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital from complications of liver and kidney failure, according to talent agent Derek Maki of Coolwaters Productions.

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This entry was posted on August 13, 2014 by in Aliens, SciFi.

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