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Ron Cobb, creator of the “Back to the Future” DeLorean, dies at 83

Ron Cobb, one of the creative minds behind the Back to the Future DeLorean and many other Hollywood props and sets, died September 21—his 83rd birthday—in Sydney, Australia. Robin Love, Cobb’s wife of 48 years, told multiple sources that her husband suffered from Lewy body dementia.


Cobb, a cartoonist by trade who eventually became a production designer, worked on everything from Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty to sci-fi films like Star Wars and Aliens.


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