The Simpsons and Rick And Morty Producer Michael Mendel Dies At 54
The team from the "Pickle Rick" episode of "Rick and Morty," winners of the award for outstanding animated program, pose in the press room during the first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. Image Credit: (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
J. Michael Mendel, an animation producer who has won four Emmy Awards for his work on The Simpsons and Rick and Morty, has died at the age of 54.
He has worked on many shows and movies over the years such as: The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, The Critic; The PJs; The Oblongs; The Pitts; Kid Notorious; Drawn Together; Sit Down, Shut Up; Good Vibes; and Napoleon Dynamite just to name a few.
An outpouring of condolences from fans across the world has been flooding social media. He was currently working on the Rick and Morty show on Adult Swim, here is what they had to say on their Twitter:
Adult Swim has shared the following tweet.
Justin Roiland, co-creator of the series, shared a tribute on Twitter.
My friend, partner, and line producer Mike Mendel passed away. I am devastated. My heart breaks for his family. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you by my side Mike. I’m destroyed.— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) 23 September 2019
The cause of death is unknown at this time.