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Designer Benjamin "Ben" Ferrer Passes Away

Illustrator and designer Benjamin "Ben" Ferrer passed away on March 22, 2007, reports the THE BIG CARTOON DATABASE. He was 47 years old.

Ferrer designed vehicles, weapons and other inanimate objects for the HBO series, SPICY CITY, which was directed by Ralph Bakshi, as well as Todd MacFarlane's Emmy-winning SPAWN.

For Disney's 2002 direct-to-video, CINDERELLA II: DREAMS COME TRUE, he designed a Ferris wheel.

His TV design work included Warner Bros.' BABY BLUES, Sony Animation's MEN IN BLACK, Animation Works' DANGER RANGERS and Film Roman Prods.' unaired THE BLUES BROTHERS ANIMATED SERIES.

Most of his freelance work was done via is Fly'n Filipino Prods., located in Norwalk, California.

He received a BFA in illustration at CalState Long Beach in 1986.

His portfolio can be viewed at www.benferrer.scotthaile.com.

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