It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I have to write this news. Jon Schneep, writer for Metalocalypse, creator of The Death of Superman Lives, What Happened?, host of Collider Heroes, and one of the sweatiest geeks ever has passed away. To many like myself, Schnepp has been an inspiration in the creative world of geeky pop culture and yesterday he lost his life after battling a massive stroke. Schnepp has lately found his home on Collider and that family has issued a statement about the man, including one from his loved one Holly Payne.
Schnepp’s fiancée Holly Payne released the following statement:
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.
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.
Collider CEO Marc Fernandez also released the following statement:
On July 19th, at 6:06pm PST our friend, colleague, and king sweaty, Jon Schnepp passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and loved ones. Jon means so much to Collider and to me personally. Jon didn’t allow all the barriers that life creates to deter him from his goals and his passions. It’s beautiful to be awkward, less than perfect, and sweat profusely over the things you love. Collider will never be the same, I won’t be the same, and neither will you, his legion of fans that he valued above everything else. Let’s all come together and give Jon Schnepp a moment of loudness. We love you so much.
Currently, Collider is running a memoriam for Schnepp which you can watch below. RIP big guy, we’re all going to miss you greatly.