T.C. Williams, Emmy Winner for Makeup, Dies at 49

Courtesy of Jodi Williams
T.C. Williams

He worked on such films as 'Solaris,' 'Ocean's Twelve' and 'The Last Airbender.'

T.C. Williams, an Emmy Award winner for outstanding achievement in makeup, died Aug. 8 of an apparent heart attack at his home in Frazier Park, California, his wife, Jodi, said. He was 49.

Williams worked as a plaster foreman or mold maker on such films as My Giant (1998), Solaris (2002), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), The Last Airbender (2010), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Fantastic Four (2015). He also contributed effects to Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993).

Williams won his Emmy for Son of the Morning Star, a 1991 telefilm about the battle of Little Bighorn that starred Gary Cole as George Armstrong Custer and aired on ABC.

Born outside Las Vegas, Williams went to Chatsworth High School in Los Angeles and attended makeup school.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Cielle.

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