Andy Hines, greatest recognized for creating the wildly fashionable Slim Jim Instagram meme account, died on Might 6, 2020. He was 35.
A GoFundMe account was created for social media influencer, who initially stared the imposter Slim Jim account as a passion, but it surely shortly blossomed into one of many largest meme accounts on the social media web site, with far more followers than Slim Jim‘s official Instagram account. Despite the fact that he had no prior skilled expertise, Hines was employed to run the jerky model’s web page, which now has over 1 million followers.
A reason behind dying was not instantly made public. Hines was married to spouse Meghan and the daddy of two boys. Daniel Zavaro, who created the fundraiser on behalf of Hines, wrote the next message:
Our beloved pal Andrew Peter Hines handed on the age of 35. He was a loving father, husband, and son who introduced happiness and laughter to his family members, and to tens of millions of others by means of his inventive endeavors. He was sensible, humorous, and actually one in every of a form. We have now created a fund to help his son Danny and step-son Ryan. All proceeds will probably be going straight to them and appropriately distributed all through their upbringing as they create lives of their very own of their father’s absence. Donations of all sizes are appreciated.
Hines’ mother-in-law, Loren Cosgrove Fitzgerald shared a private tribute on Fb. She wrote, “I’ll deeply miss my son in regulation! He may make anybody giggle. Sadly, he’s gone too quickly forsaking Ryan and Danny. There’s going to be some challenges forward for them. However they are going to be higher younger males for having had their Dad/Step-Dad of their lives. Relaxation in Peace Andy.”
Hines additionally ran the Heck Off Supreme Instagram account, which additionally grew giant following from posting humorous memes on-line. For his music profession, Hines had his personal @heckoffandy account.
Tributes To Hines & His Hilarious On-line Jokes Have been Shared On Social Media
Hines’ jokes introduced pleasure to tens of millions of a folks day who had been scrolling by means of their telephones on Instagram, and his inventive jokes will probably be missed. Taylor Lorenz, a reporter for The New York Instances Fashion tweeted, “Please please contemplate donating to the GoFundMe his household has arrange. Andy was solely 35. The web is a far worse place with out him.”
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