Salvador Edwin Aguilar, who painted “The Simpsons” for more than 20 years, dies

Family and friends had been praying for the health of the famous cartoonist who had been admitted to the hospital since last Wednesday in the intensive care unit.

Salvador Cartoonist Edwin Aguilar, who died more than 20 years ago this Saturday as a result of a cerebral thrombosis in the Simpsons, confirmed to family and friends.

According to sources close to the artist, Edwin was hospitalized after suffering a “stroke” in the intensive care unit in Los Angeles. Through social networks, his relatives heard prayers for a speedy recovery.

For more than two decades, this talented Salvadoran was responsible for drawing the characters of Homebro, Bart, Lisa, Marge and Maggie from the Simpsons series, of which he served as assistant director.

Edwin was originally from San Miguel. In the eighties he immigrated to the United States where he had lived since he was 9 years old. Photo EDH / Archive

Edwin Aguilar was originally from El Carro Canton in the San Miguel area east of the country. He was born in 1974. At the age of 9 he emigrated with his brother to the United States, where he was reunited with his family in Los Angeles.

In an interview with El Diario de Hoi, Edwin left El Salvador to avoid being recruited by guerrillas or armed forces during an armed conflict.

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Moving away from El Salvador, his life changed. Thanks to the chart at the “Art Center of Design” in Pasadena, California and the scholarship to study animation at the “Bridges Visual Institute” in Santa Monica.

He began animating for “Cross Entertainment” while producing “Transformers” and “GI-Joe”, then created episodes for “People” and “Bam-Bam” for Hannah-Barbera, and later worked with Chuck Jones, creator of “Merry” Such as animated shorts and cartoon characters such as “Looney Tunes” for Warner Bros.

Photo EDH / Archive

In 1989, when Fox aired Simpsons, created by Matt Croning, Salvador approved it under a pencil experiment of characters, where he signed a contract as the designer of the animated characters of the Yellow Family.

Following the news of his death, numerous messages of condolence and memories of his life with friends, family and acquaintances have been monopolized on social networks.

For many years, Edwin has always maintained a close relationship with El Salvador, where he regularly returned and had the opportunity to share his knowledge of design and animation with children of different backgrounds.

At this time no further details were given about the funeral.

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