Richard Miller, the sculptor behind the iconic gold bikini worn by Princess Leia in the Star Wars film franchise, has died at the age of 80.
Born in 1942, Miller began his career as a commercial artist before moving into sculpture in the 1970s. He quickly gained recognition for his work and was commissioned to create a number of high-profile pieces, including the Princess Leia gold bikini, which was worn by actress Carrie Fisher in the 1983 film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
The gold bikini, which has become one of the most recognizable pieces of Star Wars memorabilia, was created by Miller using a mold of Fisher’s body. The finished product was made of gold-plated metal and was worn by Fisher in the iconic scene in which she is held captive by the villainous Jabba the Hutt.
Miller’s work on the gold bikini and other Star Wars memorabilia earned him a dedicated fan base among fans of the franchise. He continued to work as a sculptor until his death, and his legacy as a key contributor to the Star Wars universe will not be forgotten.
In addition to his work on Star Wars, Miller also created sculptures for a number of other high-profile films, including Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. His talent and skill as a sculptor will be remembered by fans of his work for years to come.