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Ron Cobb, Alien Ship and Back to the Future DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Ron Cobb, a production designer known for designing Back to the Future’s time-traveling DeLorean, the Nostromo in Alien, and aspects of Conan the Barbarian, has died. He was 83.

 Ron Cobb with a Cartoon from his last book.American Cartoonist/Movie Designer Ron Cobb at the Wild & Woolie Publishing Company in Glebe. Ron is out in Australia to Promote his latest book. August 07, 1981. (Photo by Gerrit Alan Fokkema/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Ron Cobb (Photo by Gerrit Alan Fokkema/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Robin Love, Cobb’s wife of 48 years, reported that Cobb died Monday of Lewy body dementia, according to THR.

Cobb was most known for his production design work on numerous sci-fi and action films. Besides the examples listed above, Cobb was also responsible for weapons and scenery design on 1982’s Conan the Barbarian.

Cobb began his career at age 17

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