Syd Mead

Syd Mead Death | Obituary: Visionary Artist Syd Mead Dead

The visionary artist, Syd Mead has passed away at the age of 86, Monday 30, December 2019. His cause of death was associated to Lymphoma.

Mead’s manager and partner Roger Servick told Deadline that Syd Mead was suffering from lymphoma and was undergoing treatment at the City of Hope center in Duarte, California before his death.

“I am so saddened to hear of the passing of visionary illustrator and concept artist Syd Mead. His pivotal role in shaping cinema was unique, with a singular ability to visualize the future. As one of the most influential conceptual artists of our time, his visions and illustrations of future technological worlds will remain as a testament to his vast imagination,” Art Directors Guild President Nelson Coates said in a statement.

Twitter Reacts To Syd Mead’s Death:

“RIP Syd Mead (1933-2019), legendary designer and visual futurist. Among his many contributions to film, he was the primary mechanical designer for Turn A Gundam. Tomino specifically sought his services and went through great lengths to facilitate the process.”

“I was at a one-day futurological seminar at Sony Pictures about 25 years ago, with Syd Mead and Eno. Mead “doodled” constantly as he spoke, without seeming to look at what he was doing, as though his *hand* was doing it all.”