Oscar-winning American illustrator, animator, film director, and producer Gene Deitch passed away at the age of 95.
Publisher Peter Hummel told the media that Gene Deitch died suddenly in his apartment in Prague, according to a news release from AP.
Publisher Peter Hummel refuses to disclose further details to the media.
It is believed that the short animated film ' Munro ', released in 1960 by Gene Deitch, was awarded the Oscar Award, and in 1964 he was also nominated for an Oscar Award for his films How to Avoid Friendship.
Tom & Jerry, Photo: File
He also directed 13 episodes of the famous cartoon 'Tom and Jerry', while also directing some episodes of the 'Popeye the Sailor Man' cartoon series.
He has also produced the popular series 'Tom Terrific', while also co-producing the Sydney Family Tree, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1958.
Gene Deitch was born on August 8, 1924, in the American city of Chicago, in 1959 when he moved to Prague, the Czech Republic's capital.
In 2004 he was also awarded the Winsor McKay Award for best animation.
He left a widow and 3 sons, his three sons being cartoonists and illustrators.