Bill Melendez the wonderful animator of the 'Peanuts' characters has passed away at the age of 91 in St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica.
Mr Melendez was the only person permitted to animated Charles M. Shultz's bevy of characters resulting in several awards and acclaim for his work. Mr Melendez also on occasion provided the voices for 'Snoopy' and 'Woodstock'.
'Charlie Brown' was brought to life for 63 half hour specials and five one hour specials. A massive 372 commercials and four feature films were also animated by him.