DENVER (AP) — The Denver Museum of Nature & Science's chief fossil preparator has died.
Getty led the public reveal of one of the dinosaur's horns on Friday.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science did not say what caused Getty's death, but said it was not the result of a construction-related incident.
The museum, Saunders Construction and the City of Thornton will be developing a plan to continue the fossil excavation in the coming days.
Getty was credited with uncovering the remains of entire herds of centrosaur dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Park Formation in Canada.