TFW2005 unfortunately has some very sad news to share today.
Transformers artist Josh Perez has posted on his Twitter that fan-favorite Transformers creative, Derrick J. Wyatt, unexpectedly passed away earlier this month. He was informed by Derrick’s sister and says that there will be more information from his family in the future.
Amongst many things in his cartoon career he was one of the main minds behind Transformers Animated, a show that has become a favorite in the Transformers fandom. Derrick was a longtime fan and he became very well-liked over the years for his work – chiefly, he served as the show’s art director, lead character designer, and color stylist.
TFW2005 had the honor of interviewing Mr. Wyatt back in 2008 where he offered a lot of insight into his life and his love for the brand. You can read it here.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.