Oscar-winning sound mixer Bill Varney has passed away at the age of 77.
According to his press rep, Varney died of congestive heart failure in Fairhope, Alabama.
Varney won Oscars in 1981 and 1982 for his work on "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" respectively.
He was also Emmy-nominated for his work on the miniseries "Roots."
Varney was a past president of the Cinema Audio Society, which gave him its career achievement honor in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Suzy, and daughter, Lisa.
Arrangements, which will be held in Alabama, are pending.