Dave Creek, the lead character designer of the animated comedy Fox Bob’s Burgers, died Thursday at age 42 following a skydiving session.
The accident happened the previous weekend and Creek died a few days later from his injuries, according to CartoonBrew.
In addition to her work defining the look of the popular animated series, the artist had also worked on animated shows such as Brickleberry, Central Park and Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown.
Tragic accident: Dave Creek, lead character designer for Bob’s Burgers, died Thursday after succumbing to his injuries in a skydiving accident over the weekend
Creek has been involved in improving the look of Bob’s Burgers since its inception in 2011.
The critically acclaimed series was created by Loren Bouchard and follows a family who run a burger and serve unconventional and opulent burgers.
Beyond his television work, Creek served as an assistant professor specializing in character design and animation at the California Institute of the Arts.
He graduated from the institution in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Character Designer: Creek has been involved in improving the look of Bob’s Burgers since its inception in 2011
Giving Back: Beyond his television work, Creek was an adjunct professor specializing in character design and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts, from which he graduated in 2005.
Creek’s enthusiasm for skydiving was evident on his Instagram account, which featured several stunning outdoor photos of him.
In a September Instagram post, he shared a video recorded from his helmet as he turned for a landing by parachuting.
In his caption, he explained that he tilted his cutie in order to give himself more speed for an extra thrill, rather than slowing down his descent.
When he wasn’t animating, he also documented his interest in creating incredibly detailed miniature treehouses in tiny bonsai trees.
Impressive: Creek’s enthusiasm for skydiving was evident on his Instagram account, which featured several stunning outdoor photos of him.
Daytime job: Creek’s Instagram was filled with snaps from skydiving and photos of his intricate bonsai huts, but he also shared his badge for working on Bob’s Burgers
Bob’s Burgers writer Wendy Molyneux expressed grief over Creek’s death in a Tweet Thursday.
“If you love Bob’s Burgers, you loved Dave Creek,” she wrote. “ He was an amazing and adventurous artist, funny and outgoing, and one of the most amazing and interesting people I have ever met. I have often thought that Dave really knew how to live, and I wish he could live again. Rest in peace, mate.
Bob’s Burgers supervising director Bernard Derriman also weighed in on his late friend.
“ We lost a great artist and a great friend at Bobs today – our main character creator Dave Creek. Here is one of his many creations, Lady Tinsel, and one of his incredible treehouses.
Derriman included a sketch of Creek, as well as a close-up of the treehouse.
Saying goodbye: Bob’s Burgers writer Wendy Molyneux expressed grief over Creek’s death in a tweet Thursday
Multifaceted: Bob’s Burgers supervising director Bernard Derriman also weighed in on his late friend while sharing one of his characters and a treehouse
“ Today we tragically lost our lead character creator and friend Dave Creek, ” Bob’s Burgers director Simon Chong tweeted.
“ A wonderfully bright and talented man who I can guarantee you designed your favorite character on Bob’s at one point. I will miss you, mate x.
Austin Madison wrote about Creek from a different perspective.
“ Many know his work as Bob’s Burgers, but I know him as my crazy college roommate, Pogues lover and Himalayan throat singer, ” he tweeted. “This is Dave’s Freshman CalArts movie, completely charcoal animated. I challenge any animation student to do better. ”
Kind words: Bob’s Burgers director Simon Chong wrote that Creek was a “ wonderfully bright and talented man who I can guarantee you crafted your favorite character on Bob’s at one point in time. ”
Old friends: Austin Madison wrote on Creek from a different perspective as a roommate