Jerry Beck has just posted on his blog on Cartoon Brew that his friend Carl Macek has died of a heart attack on Saturday.
Jerry posted: ”Mutual friend Bob Cabeen has just informed me of the passing of my former business partner Carl Macek. Carl died of a heart attack on Saturday.
Among his many accomplishments Carl created Robotech, co-founded Spumco with John K. and co-founded Streamline Pictures (Akira, Fist of the North Star, Laputa, etc.) with me.”
Although Carl had his critics, his work on Robotech proved to be a major influence in the popularity of anime in North America. He will be missed.