Syd Mead, Designer for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Alien,’ ‘Star Trek,’ Dead at 86

Syd Mead, Designer for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Alien,’ ‘Star Trek,’ Dead at 86
Syd Mead — the artist and designer who helped build the worlds of films like Blade Runner, Alien, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture — died Monday, Variety reports. He was 86.

Mead reportedly died from complications from lymphoma in Pasadena, California. A post on Mead’s Facebook page confirmed the death, although no further details were given.

Mead was already a very successful product designer when he began working in Hollywood in the late Seventies. On 1982’s Blade Runner, his second film, he was credited as a “visual futurist,” an apt title
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