DEAD: Chris Reccardi (age 54)
Christopher Reccardi (November 24, 1964-May 2, 2019) was an American cartoon director, graphic designer, animator, character designer, producer, writer and storyboard artist. He is best known for his work on the Nickelodeon animated series The Ren & Stimpy Show, and storyboarded many shows, including Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls, Tiny Toon Adventures, and had directing duties on Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! and SpongeBob SquarePants. He was also the supervising producer for the first season of Regular Show and creative director for the short-lived Secret Mountain Fort Awesome. In 2007, he co-created and developed a pilot for Nickelodeon called The Modifyers alongside Lynne Naylor, to whom he had been married to since 1994.
DEATH: Reccardi died on May 2, 2019. His passing was confirmed in a Facebook post by fellow Ren & Stimpycolleague William Wray.