His daughter, Natasha Sutton Williams, told the UK-based PA news agency that her father had been suffering from cancer. He was animating and writing until 6 p.m. on Friday, the day he died, she reportedly said.
Williams was born in Toronto and moved to Britain in the 1950s, according to his biography. He gained his fame after the 1988 “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” movie was released. The English animator, along with famous American director Robert Zemeckis, became trailblazers of the live-action integration with cartoon characters.
Some of his other works are featured in the movies “The Return of the Pink Panther”, “The Pink Panther Strikes Again,” and 1967 “Casino Royale”.
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