Sherman Labby dead at 68

Storyboard artist best remembered for 'Blade Runner'

A storyboard artist in the film industry for more than 30 years, perhaps best remembered for his work on “Blade Runner,” Sherman Labby died May 31 of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 68.

Born in Hollywood in 1929, he studied at the Art Center Institute of Los Angeles and later served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Following his discharge, he eventually moved to New York where he worked on live TV programs. He moved back to Hollywood in 1963 and worked as a storyboard artist for 35 years.

Labby’s more recent film credits include “Thelma and Louise,” “Space Jam” and “Mercury Rising.” His last film was “The Horse Whisperer.”

He is survived by his wife, Katherine.

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