Prior to Star Wars, Nightingall worked as a boom operator on the Michael Caine films Alfie and Funeral in Berlin, and afterwards four Bond films including For Your Eyes Only and The Living Daylights.
Ken Nightingall, the veteran boom operator who was immortalised to a generation of Star Wars fans as “pink shorts boom guy”, has died aged 92.
Star Wars won the Academy Award for best sound in 1978, though Nightingall was not named on the citation.
However, Nightingall expressed his approval of the Star Wars cosplayers.
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