Dave Creek, who served as lead character designer on the Fox animated series since it premiered in 2011, has died at 42 years old. The news was first reported by Cartoon Brew, which revealed the artist passed Thursday from injuries sustained during a skydiving accident over the weekend.
A statement from Fox, 20th Television, and Bento Box Entertainment, reads, “We are heartbroken at the tragic passing of Dave Creek, an extraordinary artist who had been with Bob’s Burgers from day one. He was not just an incredible talent but a beautiful person as well, and our hearts go out to his family, friends and all his colleagues at the show who loved him and are grieving today.”
In loving memory of Dave Creek. pic.twitter.com/8HDShtU17I
— Bob’s Burgers (@BobsBurgersFOX) January 8, 2021
According to Variety, Creek was a skydiving enthusiast and a quick glance at his Instagram account will see a number of dives he’s taken over the years, along with images of personal art projects, which included miniature tree houses attached to bonsai trees.
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