J. Michael Mendel dead at 54 – The Simpsons producer passes away as Rick And Morty co-creator leads tributes

J. Michael Mendel dead at 54 – The Simpsons producer passes away as Rick And Morty co-creator leads tributes

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THE Simpsons producer J. Michael Mendel has died at the age of 54.

The Emmy-award winner was also known for his work on cartoon series Rick and Morty series.

Adult Swim, the US network which broadcasts Rick and Morty said Mendel will be “sorely missed”.

They said in a statement: “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.”

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