Sir Ken Adam, renowned for his work on James Bond films, died on Thursday at his home in London according to the BBC. He was 95.
The Production designer also designed the famous racing car in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, based on Ian Fleming’s novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car.
Sir Adam, born in Berlin as Klaus Hugo Adam later migrated to England in 1934 with his Jewish family.
In 1975, he won an Oscar for his work on Barry Lyndon (British-American period drama film) and his second Oscar in 1995 for his work on The Madness of King George. He was later knighted in 2003.
Listen to Sir Adam speak about his work in the following video:
Tributes were quickly left on Twitter following the news of his death, including former James Bond star, Sir Roger Moore:
Sir Ken Adam – a friend, a visionary and the man who defined the look of the James Bond films.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) March 10, 2016
The official James Bond page also mourned his passing:
The Bond family mourns the passing of our beloved friend Sir Ken Adam who was so responsible for the visual style of the James Bond films.
— James Bond (@007) March 10, 2016
Cohorts also added their condolences:
RIP Sir Ken Adam, the first production designer I got to observe working, quite brilliant pic.twitter.com/mXIBG1GQoH
— Nick Heckstall-Smith (@heckstallsmith) March 10, 2016
RIP Sir Ken Adam, designer for Bond, Barry Lyndon, Strangelove and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. For dreams to life, thanks & here's to you 🍷
— Olly Smith (@jollyolly) March 10, 2016
RIP Ken Adam. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the war room." pic.twitter.com/S1PWCJgZzc
— Oliver Maltman (@OliverMaltman) March 10, 2016
Fans joined in with offering their tributes:
Sir Ken Adam RIP. Your low-key production design for The Ipcress File helped make it a stand-out among spy movies. pic.twitter.com/1jsvONV3xp
— EdwardMO (@EdwardHMO) March 10, 2016
While others reminisced on their favourite set designs:
I'd always hoped that when I finally acquire my secret volcano lair (shh!) I'd be able to get Sir Ken Adam to do the interior design.
— Chris Harris (@headfirstonly) March 10, 2016
Ken Adam designed my childhood imagination. What a genius. RIP https://t.co/X2IkBcqeNx
— Andy Diggle (@andydiggle) March 10, 2016
The last film that Sir Ken Adam designed was Taking Sides in 2001.
Sub Edited: Catherine McMaster