'Bob's Burgers' Lead Character Designer Dave Creek Dead at 42

'Bob's Burgers' Lead Character Designer Dave Creek Dead at 42
Photo courtesy of @dave_creek Instagram
Dave Creek — lead character designer for the beloved animated comedy Bob's Burgers — has died. The animator passed away on Thursday (January 7) following a skydiving accident, with many of his Bob's Burgers colleagues confirming the sad news on social media. Creek was 42.

According to Cartoon Brew, Creek was severely injured in the accident last weekend, with the animator sadly succumbing to those injuries yesterday.

Creek's history with Bob's Burgers runs deep, as he started working on the Fox Network show from its inception in 2011, first as a character designer before moving up to lead character designer.

"We are heartbroken at the tragic passing of Dave Creek, an extraordinary artist who had been with Bob's Burgers from day one," said 20th Television, Fox Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment in a joint statement. "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."

In addition to working on Bob's Burgers, Creek had credits in the recent Apple TV+ show Central Park, as well as Brickleberry and Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown.

Down below, you will find various tributes to Creek.