As many of us celebrate San Diego Comicon and all its nerdy glory, it has been sadly reported that Jon Schnepp has passed away on July 19th at the age of 51. Jon reportedly was in the hospital for an unknown condition, but he then suffered a massive stroke a week ago. His Fiance, Holly Payne posted the following:
“It is with a broken heart that I 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.”
Holly Went on to talk about her final moments with Jon:
“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 of 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.”
Jon would be one of the forces behind Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup. He was the chief creative force behind Metalocalypse as well as Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. In 2015 Schnepp did an indepth behind the scenes documentary called The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? where he chronicled Tim Burton’s failed Superman starring Nicholas Cage.
Friends all over social media have been expressing their sympathy and support for Jon’s family. Steven Weintraub had the following to say:
“Just a few weeks ago @JonSchnepp and I were together in Vegas & having a great time. Cannot believe I’ll never share another nerd filled conversation about the latest movie or show with him. @hollykpayne thinking about you and sending love.”
He was a great guy. I knew him from his stints as a panelist on Collider Movie Talk and host of Collider Heroes. One minute the big bear would be pissing me off as he reviews a movie I loved by snapping “It sucked. Next.” The next minute I would be awed by the depth of his knowledge on the next movie. He was fun to listen too when he ranted at movies, and he was mesmerizing when he spouted everything he knew about the next topic. He was always fun to listen too. You will be missed Jon.
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