On Tuesday, animator and 8-time Emmy winner Bill Melendez died at age 91. Bill animated every heavy hitter from Mickey Mouse to Bugs Bunny and Charlie Brown. From Hollywood Reporter:
Melendez, the only animator permitted by Charles M. Schulz to work with the Peanuts characters, earned eight Emmy Awards, 17 Emmy nominations, one Oscar nomination and two Peabody Awards. He began his career at Disney and Warner Bros., working on classic characters at those studios, and spent more than 70 years in the entertainment industry.
Two sad deaths in one week? This week sucks!