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Bill White passes at age 51

A caricature of Bill White

Cartoonist and animator Bill White has passed at the age of 51. His wife posted on his blog news that he passed last Saturday.

She writes:

His talent and humor were known by many, and his legacy will continue for years to come. Thank you for your continued support of Bill’s blog over the years. He was very proud of it, and really enjoyed sharing his thoughts and talents with you all. Much love…. PW

The cause of death was not disclosed, but reading through his blog, he suffered through a series of health set backs that began this last summer. Bill did a variety or work in animation (Ren & Stimpy, Inspector Gadget) and in comic books (DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Archie Comics, Harvey Famous Entertainment, Walt Disney Publishing).

Community Comments

#1 Mat Brown
@ 10:33 am

Our lives will be grayer without the light of Bill White?s wit.
His view of the world was unique, deep, and enlightening…and we will miss him. He taught me more about cartooning and humor than any person I know, and I will always be grateful for it. And the hours we spent just being foolish were priceless.
His biggest lesson was the hardest to learn…?Control what you can control; like your line, your composition, your attitude…and the things you can?t control, …laugh at ?em.?
Finally, Sharon gave his life joy and meaning.
He was a lucky man.

#2 Rich Diesslin
@ 8:42 pm

Wow, way too young. He will be missed.

#3 Jorge Pacheco
@ 9:40 am

I was lucky enough to work with Bill while I was in house artist at Harvey Comics. I spoke with him a handful of times, he was very funny and kind. He spoke of his wife, Sharon often. I know how much he loved her. I wish Sharon my condolences and hope she finds inner peace through this difficult time.

May you R.I.P buddy, I will miss you.
Jorge Pacheco

#4 Adam Kubert
@ 11:02 am

I am very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I remember Bill while attending school… he was a very talented artist. My sincere condolences to Sharon and the rest of his family.

#5 dan reynolds
@ 1:03 pm

God rest hi soul!

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