Ray Chan, Renowned Art Director at Marvel Studios and Designer for ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Has Died

Ray Chan Renowned Art Director at Marvel Studios and Designer for Deadpool Wolverine Has Died

Frequent Marvel Studios Art Director Ray Chan who worked on several notable projects sadly passed away earlier this week. The news was confirmed by Marvel Studios in a touching tribute. The statement shared on the official site puts emphasis on his talent and how joyfully everyone was to work with him.

Ray was first and foremost a good friend to everyone at Marvel Studios. He was a talented collaborator who brought creativity and attention to detail to every frame of every movie he worked on, and who was able to bring out the best in each department he worked with,” Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito said in a statement. “He was the nicest human being and was such a pleasure to work with, hugely generous, and the kind of person who could take the seed of an idea and turn it into something beautiful. We are devastated by his passing. He will be missed by everyone at Marvel, and our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Ray Chan, known for his important role in shaping the visual landscapes of MCU, began his journey with Marvel Studios in 2011 as supervising art director for ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ His collaborations extended to iconic films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and ‘Doctor Strange,’ where he created realms such as Xandar and the Sanctum Sanctorum. Notably, his contributions to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ earned him an Art Directors Guild Award.

Beyond the big screen, Chan lent his talent to projects like ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ series. His legacy continues with recent works like ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ and the eagerly awaited ‘Deadpool & Wolverine.’

The cause of death hasn’t been revealed yet, Ray is survived by his wife Lindsay, and their children, Caspar and Sebastian.

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