‘Bob’s Burgers’ Character Designer Dave Creek Dies After Skydiving Accident

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UPDATED with joint statement from Fox Entertainment, 20th Television and Bento Box Entertainment: Dave Creek, the longtime character designer on popular animated comedy Bob’s Burgers, has died after a skydiving accident.

Creek’s colleagues on the show confirmed the news on social media, posting a variety of tributes (see below). The Cartoon Brew website reported that the animator died Thursday after sustaining significant injuries from the accident last weekend.

Creek worked on Fox Network’s Bob’s Burgers from its inception in 2011, initially as a character designer and then as a 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.”

Creek also had credits including Apple TV+ show Central Park, Brickleberry and the film Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. He was a passionate skydiver, as evidenced by numerous posts on his Instagram account. Creek also spent his time making intricate treehouses constructed around bonsai trees.

Tributes flooded in from Creek’s colleagues and contemporaries:

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