British animator and Danger Mouse co-creator Mark Hall has died of cancer. He was 75.
Hall was surrounded by family when he passed away in the early hours of Friday (18Nov11) at his home in Manchester, England.
He launched the animation studio Cosgrove Hall Films with his production partner Brian Cosgrove and the pair went on to enjoy worldwide success with cartoons including Danger Mouse, its spin-off Count Duckula and The Wind in the Willows.
Cosgrove Hall director Adrian Wilkins has paid tribute to Hall's "lifetime of achievement" in the world of animation, adding, "He is one of life's gentlemen."