Oscar-winning special effects veteran Danny Lee has died at the age of 95.

The tech expert passed away on 28 November (14) at a care home in Arizona.

The Wisconsin native followed his father, Carl Lee, into the special effects industry and worked as a freelancer on films such as The Ten Commandments, Around the World in Eighty Days and Mary Poppins in the 1950s and 1960s.

He joined Disney Studios in 1969 and took charge of the special effects department for movies including Bedknobs and Broomsticks, for which he won his first Oscar, the original Freaky Friday in 1976 and 1979's The Black Hole, his second Academy Award nomination.

However, Lee was perhaps best known for orchestrating the legendary shoot-out finale for 1967's Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the real-life outlaws.

He is widely believed to have been the first special effects man to use synthetic blood capsules and exploding electric devices to depict a bullet entering a body for the sequence, which featured police facing off with the career criminals, according to The Hollywood Reporter.