Richard Manginsay, a veteran of The Simpsons died today after a long battle with cancer. Guild board member and fellow Simpsonite K.C. Johnson wrote this:
It's going to be a rough day at The Simpsons, as our friend and colleague Ricky Manginsay went to heaven before the sun rose. A fellow animator -- father, son, husband; assistant director; talented, amazing artist; the kindest, most giving, loving soul -- his loss will be deeply felt by everyone who knew him. ...
Born and educated in the Philippines, Ricky Manginsay enjoyed a long career in the U.S. animation industry. He worked in both television and theatrical features, lending his talents to Anastasia, Bartok the Magnificent, Family Guy, Futurama, and The Simpsons Movie, among numerous others.
Hard-working and upbeat, he said some months ago that he was fighting hard against the cancer that ultimately took him. He kept working almost to the end. Our condolences to Ricky's friends and family.