Ahoy Captain Cats here and we have some sad news to report.

It was reported by Cartoon Brew that Olivier Jean-Marie has passed away. If you don’t know who he is you may know the works that he directed and created, most notably Zig & Sharko and Oggy And The Cockroaches. He has spent most of his career at studio Xilam, located in Paris, France, directing, writing, and creating series. Not only that but he also set the studio foundation for slapstick comedy that Xilam is famous for.

We here send our condolences to his friends and family.