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‘Tom And Jerry’ helmer Gene Deitch made childhood amazing, awesome: Bollywood

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Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities have taken to social media to mourn the demise of Oscar-winning American illustrator Gene Deitch, also a renowned animator, director and producer, who will always be remembered for the cartoon shows “Tom And Jerry” and “Popeye The Sailor”.

The 95-year-old Deitch breathed his last in his Prague apartment between Thursday and Friday last week, according to reports, although Bollywood celebrities have taken to paying tributes recently.

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Vicky Kaushal has shared an adorable picture where Deitch can be seen being hugged by his characters Tom and Jerry on his Instagram story. The actor wrote: “Thank you for making our childhood so amazing!”

The same animated picture was shared by actresses Bidita Bag, Zareen Khan and Daisy Shah.

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Zareen wrote: “Thank you Gene for making my childhood awesome.”

Daisy Shah in her Instagram story mentioned: “Our childhood was incomplete without Tom and Jerry.”

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Bidita Bag shared: “Man who made our childhood awesome the creator of Tom and Jerry Gene Deitch left the world today at the age of 95 (RIP).”

–IANS

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