J.W. Rinzler Dies: Author Of ‘Star Wars’, ‘Indiana Jones’ Books Was 58

J.W. Rinzler Dies: Author Of ‘Star Wars’, ‘Indiana Jones’ Books Was 58
Jonathan Rinzler, prolific author under the name J.W. Rinzler of bestselling “making of” books about Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Alien and The Shining, among numerous others, died July 28 at his home in Albion, California, of pancreatic cancer. He was 58.

His death was announced on Twitter today by his daughter Sarah Rinzler.

“Jonathan passed away on July 28th after a nearly one-year battle with pancreatic cancer,” Sarah Rinzler wrote on her father’s Twitter page. “Thank you to all for your support and love.”

The author of more than 20 books, including The Making of Star Wars, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones and the graphic novel The Star Wars, Rinzler worked with George Lucas as the executive editor at Lucasfilm for 15 years before leaving the company in 2016.

In addition to more than a dozen Star Wars titles – including The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, The Sounds of Star Wars
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