Bob’s Burgers character creator dies after skydiving accident

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Dave Creek, who has been the main character designer of the Fox animated series since its inception in 2011, has passed away at the age of 42. The news was first reported by Cartoon Brew, which revealed that the artist died on Thursday of injuries sustained in a skydiving accident over the weekend.

A statement from Fox, 20th Television, and Bento Box Entertainment said, “We are heartbroken by the tragic passing of Dave Creek, an amazing artist who has been with Bob’s Burgers since day one. He was not only an incredible talent, but a beautiful person as well, and our hearts go out to his family, friends and all of his colleagues on the show who loved him and are grieving today. ”

According to Variety, Creek was an avid skydiver and a quick glance at his Instagram account will see a number of dives he has taken over the years, as well as images from personal art projects, which have included cabins in miniature trees attached to bonsai trees.

Following the news of his death, several of those working on the show expressed their grief on Twitter, including writer Wendy Molyneux. “If you love Bob’s Burgers, you loved Dave Creek,” she writes. “He was an amazing and adventurous artist, funny and outgoing, and one of the most amazing and interesting people I have ever met. I have often thought that Dave really knew how to live, and I wish he could live a little longer. Rest in peace, mate.

Director Simon Chong also wrote of Creek, tweeting, “Today we tragically lost our lead character designer and friend Dave Creek. A wonderfully bright and talented man who I can guarantee you designed your favorite character on Bob’s at one point. I will miss you, mate. ”

You can see more reactions from the Bob’s Burgers team below.



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