Genre Culture Loses An Ambassador
♦ Jon Schnepp was a regular fixture of US comic cons and geek culture in general and last week we ran a post about him encountering some health problems. Very sadly, news has reached us that he has just passed away over the last day or so. Here’s The Hollywood Reporter’s obituary on him…
Jon Schnepp’s fiance, Holly Payne, confirmed that the filmmaker died at age 51 on Thursday, one week after suffering a stoke.
“It is with a broken heart the Schnepp family and I must announce the passing of our beloved Jon Schnepp, who died peacefully on July 19, 2018,” Payne wrote on Twitter. “Jon ultimately succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke.”
She elaborated, “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.”
Payne concluded by letting her followers know that she and Schnepp’s family “appreciate your love and support, and most importantly your understanding of our privacy at this time as we grieve.”
They are still looking to fund the costs of his healthcare so here’s a link to their GoFundMe campaign.
Tripwire sends our condolences to his family at this difficult time.