It is very sad to announce that my husband Nicholas Hoppe has passed away yesterday March 4, 2013. He was a great man, irreplaceable friend and loving husband, father, brother and son, great architect, writer, animator and cowboy! He let out on his last breath: “I love you” and went to sleep with a smile on his face. Oh, it was my Titanic and was so hard to let him go! He loved his work, loved DreamWorks Animation Studio! He asked everybody to have a wonderful, fun and healthy life!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support during this difficult time for us! Best wishes. Peace, love.
-- Kseniya Hoppe.
Mr. Hoppe was a longtime DreamWorks Animation employee. He contributed to many features there, including "Kung Fu Panda," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "How to Train your Dragon" and "Megamind." He worked in visual effects for twenty years, with stints at Disney, Digital Domain, House of Moves and Square, LA.
Our deep condolences to his wife and family.