Jon Schnepp dead at 51

The music/film industry is left with a heavy heart today.

On Thursday, Jon Schnepp passed away at the age of 51.

Schnepp had suffered a stroke on July 12, but remained on life support for a week before passing.


Schnepp was most famous for directing Adult Swim’s “Metalocalpyse.”

The show aired from 2006 to 2012 and covered death metal band, Dethklok.

It was largely centered around violence, death, and the drawbacks of fame.

The illustrations in the show were superb, especially the music scenes.

The illustrators were able to meticulously match the frames with the band’s music.

The details were so intricate, in fact, the fingers on the chords of the characters matched the chords being played in the music.

The animated series had a cult following and Schnepp was a regular at Comic Cons.

Other Works

In addition to “Metalocalpyse,” Schnepp wrote and directed “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?”

Schnepp raised the funds for the movie with a Kickstarter campaign.

The movie premiered in May 2015 with mostly positive reviews.

The movie was centered around the termination of the Tim Burton Film, “Superman Lives.”

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Schnepp is survived by his parents and sister.

Friends of the family have started a GoFundMe page to help the family with medical bills accumulated for his care.

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