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How Did Jonathan Gales Die? Factory Fifteen Founder Cause of Death Revealed

Co-founder of the British animation and film studio Factory Fifteen passed away.

How Did Jonathan Gales Die?

Jonathan Gales (36), whose wife is expecting their second child, reportedly crossed a road and was struck by a car going the opposite way down a one-way street.

A Heartbroken family paid tribute to a “loving” husband and father after he died in a Los Angeles accident by a suspected drunk driver. A second man received treatment for serious but non-life-threatening wounds.

According to reports, the 39-year-old driver fled the scene before colliding head-on with another car; he was then purposefully trapped in by another driver until the LAPD arrived.

The tragedy occurred on Friday while Mr. Gales, an animation and visual effects director was visiting one of his business colleagues in Los Angeles after working in Tennessee on an advertisement for the car company Kia.

James Gales, Jonathan's father, said: ‘He has been an inspiration to all those who were fortunate enough to meet him whether in creation, sport, or leisure. ‘He was a caring, thoughtful and loving husband and father, a bubbly personality with a fascination for world culture. ‘He had many, many friends who, along with his close, and extended family, will sorely miss him.'

Jonathan Gales Cause of Death

Gales, the creative director of the BBC's BAFTA-winning film for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, was one of two pedestrians struck by a suspected drunk motorist in downtown Los Angeles. He passed away after an car collision. Jonathan Gales cause of death was an accident.

The co-founders of Factory Fifteen, Paul Nicholls and Kibwe Tavares, wrote on social media that they “really feel that we have lost a part of who we are.”

“We loved working with Jono, who approached both his job and his hobbies with unbounded curiosity, enjoying the research, the process, and the mastery as much as the completed project,” they said.”Working proactively and without ego, he provided a steadfast creative partner to us both.”

What Happened to Jonathan Gales?

Jonathan Gales traveled to LA, where he met with an accident. Mrs. Pepper, Jonathan's wife claimed that on Saturday morning, an LAPD detective sent her an email asking her to call him. When she did, he conveyed the heartbreaking news.

‘He had been on a work trip to Memphis with Kia cars and he told me it was a lovely project. He described it as a moving and positive experience,' she said.

Gales then decided to extend his trip and go to Los Angeles to visit one of his business partners and drop in on the edit for a film produced by Netflix, which they are working on,' she added.

Joseph Hansen Madarang, 39, was detained on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the report. ‘After hitting the men, Madarang continued driving west, crashing head-on with another vehicle, police said. Community members kept him from leaving the area; one person used his car to block Madarang from escaping, the LAPD said.

‘Madarang is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Bail is set at $130,000.'

Who was Jonathan Gales?

Jonathan Gales was a co-founder of British film and animation studio Factory Fifteen. He is a director of the BBC's BAFTA-winning trailer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Let's Go There, a promotional movie for Tokyo 2020 that the trio directed for the BBC, won the BAFTA for titles and graphic identity earlier this year.

After spending time together as students at The Bartlett School of Design, the Gales, Nicholls and Tavares founded Factory Fifteen. There, they gained recognition for their innovative films that examined the intersection of technology and architecture in the future.

Gales' capstone project resulted in an arresting rendering of a nightmarish future London. Mr. Gales, a Jersey native who attended St. Christopher's School and Victoria College before attending the University of Brighton to study design. Gales is survived by his wife Claire Pepper and their one-year-old son Finley Pepper Gales. In April, their second kid is expected.

The pair resided in London, where Mr. Gales worked as a film actor. His mother Julie, father, and two brothers are all still residing in Jersey. Ngnews247.com


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