"I don’t know what I’m going to do without you by my side Mike. "I can’t handle seeing his cropped photo in headlines with the word dead in them... Rick and Morty has lost Mike Mendel, a man that deserves a better obituary and in my angry opinion, a better god," he wrote on Instagram.
J. Michael Mendel, the Emmy-winning producer of “Rick and Morty” and “The Simpsons,” died just two days shy of his 55th birthday.
J. Michael Mendel, a producer for "The Simpsons" and "Rick and Morty," has died at 54. Mike was the heart of the Rick and Morty production family; his fantastic talent and wit will be sorely missed.”J. Michael Mendel, the Emmy-winning producer of “Rick and Morty” and “The Simpsons,” died just two days shy of his 55th birthday.Mendel is survived by his wife and two children.Mendel then worked as line producer on “Rick and Morty” from 2013 to 2017, garnering a fourth Emmy in 2018. J. Michael Mendel, an animation producer who won four Emmy Awards for his work on The Simpsons and Rick and Morty, has died. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues."
J. Michael Mendel, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Rick and Morty’ Producer, Dies at 54 Animation producer J. Michael Mendel, best known for his work on “ The Simpsons ” and “ Rick and Morty,” has died. Joel Michael "Mike" Mendel (September 24, 1964 – September 22, 2019) was an American
"All of us at Adult Swim are devastated by the untimely passing of Ricky and Morty producer J. Michael Mendel," the statement read. I am devastated. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”Thanks for contacting us. "My friend, partner, and line producer Mike Mendel passed away. "The cause of death is not yet clear. He’s going to be needed tomorrow and he won’t be there. Mendel worked as a post-production supervisor on “The Tracey Ullman Show,” which first broadcast “The Simpsons,” before moving to the latter when it spun off into an independent series in 1989. He was also a production assistant on films such as “Big” and “Jerry Maguire,” and boasts animation credits on “The Critic,” “Napoleon Dynamite” and countless other productions.
He helped produce 207 episodes of “The Simpsons” during his 10-year tenure, racking up three Emmys in 1995, ’97 and ’98.The network went on to praise Mendel as “a universally respected Emmy-winning producer with over 25 years in the industry who guided and supported a generation of artists, writers and creators, and his absence will be felt by the entire community. "That opinion is a projection of my shame. I have only angry things to say for now, that’s how valuable mike was."J. The wound will scar but there will be a hole through everything we do from now on.
My heart breaks for his family," he tweeted.
He was always needed and he was always there. I took Mike for granted. "He guided and supported a generation of artists, writers and creators and his absence will be felt by the entire community.
The Emmy Award-winner was also known for his work on cartoon series Rick And Morty.
We've received your submission.Would you like to receive desktop browser notifications about breaking news and other major stories?Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, the television home of “Rick and Morty” since it premiered in 2013, issued the following statement: “All of us at Adult Swim are devastated by the untimely passing of Mike Mendel. Michael Mendel, a producer for "The Simpsons" and "Rick and Morty," has died at 54.
"Rick and Morty" co-creator Dan Harmon also took to social media to mourn the loss of Mendel.Justin Roiland, co-creator and voice actor on "Rick and Morty," said he was "destroyed" by Mendel's passing.Adult Swim, the network that broadcasts "Rick and Morty," confirmed the news in a statement shared to Twitter late Monday. He was 54.
The four-time Emmy winner also worked with James L. Brooks on 'Broadcast News,' 'Big' and 'Jerry Maguire.'.
THE Simpsons producer J. Michael Mendel has died at the age of 54.
Mendel, an animation producer who won four Emmy Awards for his work on "The Simpsons" and "Rick and Morty."
J. Michael Mendel (1964–2019) J. Michael Mendel.