‘The Simpsons’ And ‘Rick And Morty’ Producer J. Michael Mendel Dies At 54 | TV News
Animation producer J. Michael Mendel, best known for his work on The Simpsons and Rick And Morty, has died at the age of 54. The cause of his death has not yet been confirmed.
Adult Swim, the US television network that airs Rick And Morty, released a statement via Twitter, saying: “All of us at Adult Swim are devastated by the untimely passing of Mike Mendel. Mike was the heart of the Rick and Morty production family, his fantastic talent and wit will be sorely missed.
Mike was a universally respected Emmy-winning producer with over 25 years in the industry, who guided and supported a generation of artists, writers and creators and his absence will be felt by the entire community. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time”.
Mendel joined The Simpsons in 1989, after it became an independent series (earlier it run as a segment on Fox’s Tracey Ullman Show). He produced 207 episodes of the iconic animation, which earned him three Emmys, in 1995, ’97 and 98’ consecutively.
The American producer contributed to 22 episodes of another adult animated series, Rick And Morty. Mendel’s work on the show was rewarded with one more Emmy Award last year.
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