It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to announce that J. Michael Mendel has passed away at the age of 54 years old. Mendel was a renowned animation producer who won four Emmy Awards for his work on The Simpsons and Rick and Morty. Mendel’s wife Juel Bestrop stated that he died of natural causes at home.
Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty released the following statement on twitter:
My friend, partner, and line producer Mike Mendel passed away. I am devastated. My heart breaks for his family. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you by my side Mike. I’m destroyed.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) September 23, 2019
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