Portland animator Will Vinton dies

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The man behind the California Raisins and the red and yellow M&M’s has died.

In a Facebook post, Will Vinton’s family Thursday said he passed away surrounded by loved ones.

Vinton endured a 12-year battle with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer that forms in plasma cells.

The Portland legend won several Oscar nominations for his claymation work and a win for his short film “Closed Mondays”.

A celebration of Vinton’s life will take place at No Vacancy Lounge at 3 p.m. Oct. 21.

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