In Memoriam: Animation Community Members Who Died in 2013

As we begin the new year, let us take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of the creative members of the animation community whom we lost in 2013. Should you wish to explore the legacies of these artists, some of the names below are linked to more detailed posts about the life and work of the individual. If we have inadvertently omitted any names of animation community members who passed away in 2013, please let us know in the comments.

ANIMATION COMMUNITY MEMBERS WE LOST IN 2013

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  • Roberto Severino

    Even if some of them didn’t have the most positive impact with regards to animation, I send my condolences out to their families nonetheless.

  • James Madison

    RIP to all.

  • James Madison

    I wanted to add – Good list and it is good to pay respects to all who have passed. And of course the names mentioned does not have to be associated in animation to be memorialized, I was just curious to Tom McLaughlin’s association with animation, if there is any. I am just familiar with him in regards to “Billy Jack” and his social activism.

    Again, RIP to all.

  • George Comerci

    May they RIP.

  • Fbt

    May their souls rest in peace.