Dave Creek, lead character designer for popular Fox animated sitcom “Bob’s Burgers,” died on Thursday following complications from a skydiving accident last weekend.
A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from the California Institute of the Arts, class of 2005, he was also an adjunct professor there, teaching character animation and conducting character workshops. The news was first reported by CartoonBrew, and confirmed by Creek’s colleagues. “Bob’s Burgers” and Fox have yet to issue an official statement.
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Creek worked on “Bob’s Burgers” â€” the popular show created by Loren Bouchard centred on the Belcher family and their hamburger restaurant â€” from its inception in 2011. His animation credits also include “Central Park,” “Brickleberry” and “Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown.”
Creek was a keen skydiver and his Instagram feed is full of recordings of his enthusiasm for the sport. The designer’s other great passion was creating detailed treehouses around bonsai plants, a feat that he recorded on his blog religiously.
â€œWe are heartbroken at the tragic passing of Dave Creek, an extraordinary artist who had been with Bobâ€™s Burgers from day one,” 20th Television, Foxe Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment said in a statement. “
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