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Stuart Freeborn, creator of Yoda and legendary make-up artist, has passed away at the age of 98. In the words of the great green Jedi, "death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force."

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Nintendo's President, Saturo Iwata, has passed away according to a statement from Nintendo. The cause of death was a bile duct tumor. Iwata had been battling the disease since 2014, when he missed a shareholder meeting to undergo surgery.  Fans and colleagues alike have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of this lifelong gamer, developer, and businessman:


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Kenny Baker was an essential part of the Star Wars saga. Baker truly brought R2-D2 to life, and we all find ourselves in mourning over his death at 81 years old. George Lucas shared the following in tribute to the late actor's passing:

“Kenny Baker was a real gentleman as well as an incredible trooper who always worked hard under difficult circumstances,” said Lucas. “A talented vaudevillian who could always make everybody laugh, Kenny was truly the heart and soul of R2-D2 and will be missed by all his fans and everyone who knew him.”



LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy also added, “We’re all saddened to learn of Kenny’s passing,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “There is no Star Wars without R2-D2, and Kenny defined who R2-D2 was and is. He will be greatly missed.”

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The seiyuu Matsuki Miyu died at the age of 38 on October 27. Some of her notable roles are Hisui in the Nasuverse, Kuuko from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, Yoshinoya from Hidamari Sketch, Magical Sapphire from Fate/Kaleid, or Anna from Shimoneta. She died due to acute pneumonia. You can find a list of her roles here.