Who was Stephen Wilhite and what was his cause of death? Creator of the GIF, dead at 74: Creator of GIF, Stephen Wilhite is in the headlines as he has died on 24 March 2022. The news of his death has been going viral on the internet. It has been days since he died but the news of his death recently broke out. The entire world is in shock and mourning the death. Stephen Wilhite was a famous and successful person who gained a huge name and fame in the social media world and in his career field. Right now, people have been paying tributes to him. In this article, we are going to share some essential details about Stephen Wilhite. Follow More Update On Asembi.com


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Who was Stephen Wilhite?

As per the sources, Stephen Wilhite passed away of Covid-19 related complications. Her obituary page reads, “Even with all his accomplishments, he remained a very humble, kind, and good man.” He died just days after celebrating his 74th birthday on 03 March. Several popular personalities on social media have been expressing their sorrow over his death. His close friends are sending love and prayers to his family in this tough time. Our heartiest condolences to his family and friends. His family needs our concern and peace at this time.

How did Stephen Wilhite die?

Talking about Stephen Wilhite, he was an American computer scientist who was born on 03 March 1948 in Milford, Ohio, US. He worked at CompuServe. He was also the Engineering Lead on the team that adapted the GIF image file format from an earlier Unisys-owned LZW algorithm. GIF became the de facto standard for 8-bit color images on the internet until PNG became a variable option.


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Stephen Wilhite Cause of Death?

At CompuServe, his team developed the GIF in the year 1987. By 2016, GIF found mainstream use in website design, workflow documents, social media posts, and how-to guides. Ahead of working with CompuServe Information Manager, he operated a team that made compilers and run-time systems for use on the DECsystem-10 computers. His name came out in debate frequently over the pronunciation of the GIF acronym.



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Stephen Wilhite Wife and Net Worth

In 2012, Oxford American Dictionary named GIF the world of the year. He was also awarded a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2013. As per his obituary, he is survived by his wife, five children including 4 stepchildren, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He passed away on 14 March 2022 at the age of 74, from Covid-19 complications. May his soul Rest In Peace.


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