DISNEY legend Randy Fullmer has died aged 73 after a cancer battle.
The animator worked on many Disney films – including The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.
Walt Disney Animation confirmed to Variety that he died on July 10.
Don Hahn, who worked with Fullmer, said: “He could draw and paint beautifully, but he had the mind of an engineer, and the heart of an artisan.
“He was great at animation – great at producing movies, too.
“He was at the very centre of the Disney renaissance in animation, then when he needed a new chapter in his life, he started making exquisite and much sought-after bass guitars with that same engineer’s mind and artistic soul he brought to Disney animated movies.
“His masterful woodwork radiates with his love for the craftsman ethic of working with head, hands and heart.
“I miss him but I carry his passion and joy with me every day. Always will.”
Born in Richland, Washington on April 27, 1960, Fullmer studied film and animation at California Institute of the Arts.
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