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Ray Harryhausen dies: Stars pay tribute to "an inspiration and legend"

Visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen passed away today (May 7), his family have confirmed.

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'.

Ray Harryhausen with the Allosaur from the film 'One Million Years BC' - 1966

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Ray Harryhausen - 'One Million Years BC' (1966)

Ray Harryhausen's monstrous cyclops from 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad' -1958

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Ray Harryhausen's Cyclops from 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad'

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.

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