Lead character designer of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ dies after skydiving accident
Dave Creek, the lead character designer for the Fox animated series “Bob’s Burgers,” died on Thursday after sustaining injuries from a skydiving accident which occurred last weekend.
Cartoon Brew states that Creek had been a part of the “Bob’s Burgers” team since the start of the show’s production. The cartoon follows the story of the Belchers, a family who runs a perpetually ailing burger joint that is frequented by customers who are nearly as zany as they are.
Since its debut in 2011, “Bob’s Burgers” has garnered great critical acclaim as well as a dedicated fanbase. Many consider the show to be a staple in the “feel good” genre thanks to its heartwarming storylines and lovable characters.
“If you love “Bob’s Burgers,” you loved Dave Creek,” tweets one of the show’s writers, Wendy Molyneux. “He was an adventurous, outgoing, amazing artist and one of the most incredible, interesting people I ever met. I often thought that Dave really knew how to live, and I wish he got to live some more.”
Along with “Bob’s Burgers,” Creek’s credits include “Central Park,” an Apple TV+ series starring Daveed Diggs and Josh Gad, as well as the show “Brickleberry.”
Variety reports that Creek was also an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the California Institute of the Arts.
Deadline further reports that outside of his teaching and animation work, Creek enjoyed spending time constructing intricate tree houses around bonsai trees.
“We are heartbroken at the tragic passing of Dave Creek, an extraordinary artist who had been with “Bob’s Burgers” from day one,” reads a joint statement made by 20th Television, Fox Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment. “He was not just an incredible talent but a beautiful person as well, and our hearts go out to his family, friends and all his colleagues at the show who loved him and are grieving today.”
Further information concerning the accident has not yet been made available.