Many have shared their sympathies.
Mike Mendel, four-time Emmy victor and maker of The Simpsons and Rick and Morty has passed on at 54 years old.
The news was reported through Adult Swim, the organization that show Rick and Morty, with an announcement perusing: “We all at Adult Swim are crushed by the less than ideal going of Mike Mendel. Mike was the core of the Rick and Morty generation family, his phenomenal ability and mind will be woefully missed.
“Mike was an all around regarded Emmy-winning maker with more than 25 years in the business, who guided and upheld an age of specialists, scholars and makers and his nonappearance will be felt by the whole network. Our most profound sympathies go out to his family, companions and partners during this troublesome time.”
Mike began taking a shot at The Simpsons in 1989 in the wake of leaving The Tracey Ullman Show.
Justin Roiland, co-maker of Rick and Morty tweeted about Mike’s passing and it’s especially grievous.
I am crushed. My heart breaks for his family. I don’t have the foggiest idea what I will manage without you close by Mike. I’m pulverized.”