Production coordinator and stylist Miranda Jackson, who has contributed to animated features such as Over the Hedge, Gnomeo and Juliet and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, died suddenly this past weekend.
From former AWN editor Mo Whelan:
I met Miranda years ago when I worked at DreamWorks Animation. She was a spunky, determined girl, who was always smiling. She moved to NY to work at Blue Sky and eventually became a stylist.... She passed away suddenly on Sunday morning. An autopsy will have to be performed to determine cause of death. All I know is she went out Saturday night, stayed at a friend’s house in the city because of rain, complained of feeling sick, went to bed and never woke up. The family needs help with her expenses. Please share and donate if possible.
In addition to DreamWorks Animation and Blue Sky Studios, Jackson worked at Callaway Digital Arts and Starz Animation. The cause of death is still unknown, and Jackson’s family has established a memorial fund to help pay for an autopsy and other expenses related to her death.