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Creator of the GIF: Stephen E. Wilhite is Dead

Stephen Earl Wilhite was an american computer scientist.

he was the one who created the gif image file format.

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he also received webby lifetime achievement award in 2013.

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he passed away due to covid-19 on 14th march at the age of 74.

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he got the idea of gif while working at compuserve in late 1980s.

-stephen e. wilhite

"i think the first gif was a picture of a plane. it was a long time ago."

in his retirement years, he used to do computer programming and building model trains in his basement.

in his last days, his condition got worse, he was in coma before passing away on the 14th march.

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