July 22 2024

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Thornton Passes

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Emmy-winning visual effects expert Ron Thornton is dead at the age of fifty-nine.

Thornton passed away at his Albuquerque home after a short illness.

The London-born Thornton moved to the U.S. in 1984 where he was soon busy creating props, miniature sets and then computer-generated imagery.

Thornton worked on Star Trek: Voyager, where he was nominated for an Emmy for his work, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Other Emmy nominations came for his work on Babylon 5 (he won for the pilot episode of that series), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Superfire.

Thornton is survived by his wife Lada. A GoFundMe page was created in September to help with ongoing medical costs, as Thornton was in-and-out of the hospital this autumn. To donate, head to the link located here.

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