Harryhausen's long career has provided an important legacy for modern film and beyond, thanks to his iconic use of stop-motion animation that became known as 'Dynamation'.
Digital Spy presents a collection of stars from the world of film and elsewhere who have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late filmmaker.
I loved every single frame of Ray Harryhausen's work. He was the man who made me believe in monsters. Glad to have met him. A true legend.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 7, 2013
Greatly saddened to hear of the death of Ray Harryhausen, recipient of the Special Award in 2010. awards.bafta.org/award/2010/fil…— BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 7, 2013
Ray Harryhausen an inspiration and a legend, even before he left us. His influence cannot be measured and has shaped cinema as we know it.— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) May 7, 2013
RIP Ray Harryhausen. He was a source of inspiration, the master of stop motion, and even a voice actor in Elf. His work still holds up.— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) May 7, 2013
If I believed in God, I'd want him to be like Ray Harryhausen -- nudging us one frame at a time toward the sublime & fantastic.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 7, 2013
So sad to hear that the wonder filled Mr Ray Harryhausen has gone. I found his phone number when I was a kid and called him up! A kind man.— Jonathan Ross (@wossy) May 7, 2013
Ray Harryhausen's Mysterious Island - 1st film that vapourized my senses. A giant crab! A couple sealed inside giant bee honeycomb! #YayRay— Danny Baker (@prodnose) May 7, 2013
Farewell to the great Ray Harryhausen. Genius, gentleman & a true artist of the screen. A ship of the Gods beckons.— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) May 7, 2013
Ray Harryhausen's skeleton army is unmatched in the realm of cinematic menace, mocking the undead legions shambling in their wake.— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) May 7, 2013