Zodiac Media President Dead at 28

Toronto-based animation and live-action producer Zodiac Media has announced the passing of company president H. Paul Gill. The cause of death has not been released. Gill was only 28 years old.

Funeral services were held yesterday morning at Meadowvale Crematorium Chapel in Brampton, Ontario. Zodiac could not be reached for further comment.

Only two weeks ago, the company released more optimistic news when it announced 10 animated and live-action projects in development, including a Flash shorts program and a TV and comic book series titled Cottontail Avenger. Also in the works at Zodiac is Jack of Souls, an MTV-style one-hour Halloween special featuring highly stylized animation that tells the real story of Jack of the Lantern.