Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch has handed away on the age of 95. The Oscar-winning American illustrator, animator, movie director, and producer died on Thursday evening at his condominium in Prague, as per reviews. His Czech writer, Petr Himmel, confirmed the information to The Related Press the place he stated that he died ‘unexpectedly.’
Deitch is survived by his spouse and three sons from his first marriage.
Gene, whose full identify was Eugene Merrill Deitch was identified for creating animated cartoons reminiscent of Munro, Tom Terrific, Nudnik, and Popeye.
He was born on August eight in 1924, in Chicago. Deitch arrived in Prague in 1959 to remain for 10 days, however he fell in love with Zdenka, his spouse and stayed within the Czechoslovakian capital.
He directed 13 episodes of Tom and Jerry and in addition a few of the Popeye the Sailor sequence. From 1945 to 1951, Gene labored for the covers and inside artwork to jazz journal The Report Changer. He captured life in communist Czechoslovakia and later within the Czech Republic after the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution in his memoirs For the Love of Prague.
In 2004, he acquired the Winsor McCay Award for his lifelong contribution to animation.
Could his soul relaxation in peace and our condolences to his household.
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