Sad News ! the animator of almost every child’s favourite cartoon show has passed away. Growing up, almost everybody’s favourite cartoon show was Tom and Jerry, even till date people still find it very funny and appealing to watch.
Gene Deitch, the Oscar-winning animator, filmmaker, and illustrator behind classic cartoons like Tom and Jerry and Popeye has died at the age of 95. … Deitch died unexpectedly at his home in Prague on Thursday night, but no further details or cause of death has yet been provided.
His Czech Republic publisher, Petr Himmel, told The Associated Press Deitch died unexpectedly during the night from Thursday to Friday in his apartment in Prague’s Little Quarter neighbourhood. No further details were given.
Deitch’s movie “Munro” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1960. He was also nominated for the same award twice in 1964 for “Here’s Nudnik” and “How to Avoid Friendship.”
May His Soul Rest In Peace