“Metalocalypse”, etc. director Jon Schnepp has sadly passed away at the age of 51. This news comes after he was previously placed on life support after suffering a “catastrophic stroke” on July 12. You can help out his family with medical costs by donating via GoFundMe.
Schnepp’s fiancé Holly Payne said the following:
“It is with a broken heart that the Schnepp family and I must announce the passing of our beloved Jon Schnepp, who died peacefully on July 19, 2018.
Jon ultimately succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke. He had a blood clot removed from his left carotid artery, but the bleeding could not be stopped. Irreparable and catastrophic damage was caused to both hemispheres and all brain activity ceased. His sister Deborah and I had to make the difficult decision to take him off of life support. There was no possible way for him to recover. Please understand.
I spent the last hour of his life with him holding him, laying my head across his massive chest, kissing him, stroking his hair, playing his favorite songs, and telling him over and over again how much I love him.
My life has been forever changed by Jon. I feel endlessly grateful to have shared 16 years of laughter, love and incredible adventures together, including the making a feature film, as well as a television series that I hope to complete and release later this year in his honor.
Jon’s mother Miriam, his father David, his sister Deborah and I are devastated beyond measure. We appreciate your love and support, and most importantly your understanding of our privacy at this time as we grieve.
Thank you, Holly Payne“
“Metalocalypse” co-creator Brendon Small also commented:
“Rest In Peace animation pioneer Jon Schnepp. A creative behemoth and larger than life personality. Unbelievable.”