Richard Williams, known as the animator behind "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "The Pink Panther," died at the age of 86.
His family confirmed The Guardian's message: "The 86-year." The three-time Oscar and Bafta award winner, who was born in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Britain in the 1950s, died Friday at his home in Bristol. "
Williams had cancer, but he" was still drawing and writing on the day of his death, "according to his daughter Natasha Sutton Williams.
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His most well-known work is still the director of the animation of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", a film made in 1988 that combines live action cinema and animated films of all kinds
He also worked on the James Bond movie "Casino Royale" and was a voice actor and author.
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Williams is survived by his wife and longtime colleague Imogen Sutton, her two children and four children from two previous marriages.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.