Jonathan Gales: Bafta-winning British film director, 36, was killed in a ‘drink-drive collision’ while crossing a roadway in Los Angeles

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An alleged drunk driver killed a British film director in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Gales wife is expecting their second baby. Gales was one of the pedestrians killed in downtown as hit by a drunk driver in Los Angeles.

This writing gives detailed information about Jonathan Gales’ wife, children, parents, and siblings, including his reason for death.

Jonathan Gales co-founded Factory Fifteen, a British studio of film and animation. He was behind the creative BAFTA-winning trailer of the BBC for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

Wife of Jonathan Gales

Jonathan Gales was a husband and father. Claire Pepper is his wife. Claire and Jonathan tied the knot at Greve de Lecq beach in 2015, and the couple’s marriage was for 16 years before Jonathan’s death. She described his proposal.

Did Jonathan Gales and Claire have any children?

Jonathan and Claire have had a son whom they named Finely Pepper Gales. The couple were expecting their second baby in April 2023. However, before the birth of the child, Jonathan passed away suddenly. Finely is now a one-year-old baby boy at the time of writing. Gales and Pepper were living together with their child in United Kingdom’s Capital, London.

Parents and Early life of Jonathan Gales

Jonathan Gales was born to his parents, James Gales and Julie Gales, in Jersey.

Gales’s exact birth date is unknown; however, it was in the year 1986. His parents and two siblings live in Jersey to date. He went to St Christopher’s School for his initial education and then to Victoria College for his Degree. Later he pursued architecture at Brighton University. There needs to be more information about the late director’s religion or zodiac sign, including other personal information.

How did Gales’s death happen?

After the accident, Jonathan was immediately taken to the nearby hospital. However, he died undergoing treatment on 19th November 2022. He was 36 years old at the time of his death.

Factory Fifteen, a film and animation company, declared his death news. 

“It is with never-ending sorrow that we have to declare the death of our co-founder, colleague, and friend Jonathan Gales on 19th November.”

According to Jonathan’s father,

“He has been an excellent role model to all who have had the good fortune to meet him, whether in establishment, athletics, or leisure.”

He continued,

“He was a loving, caring, and thoughtful partner and parent, a livey personality with a passion for world culture.”

Jonathan was taken to the nearest hospital and died on 19th November 2022 at the age of 36. 

He further added,

“He had too many friends who will miss him so much, including his close and extended family.”

Another man who was struck suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The 39-year-old driver, who’d been detained at the spot, allegedly attempted to flee before colliding head-on with another vehicle.

Mr Gales, a Bafta-winning animation and visual effects director, visited a business partner in a Californian city on Friday after working in Tennessee on an advertisement for car manufacturer Kia.

According to local media, Joseph Hansen Madarang, 39, was arrested on suspicion of intoxication while driving.

According to police, he was driving recklessly on a one-way street when the accident occurred, which took Mr Gales’s life.

According to an LAPD spokesman, “one of the pedestrians, a 36-year-old man, bled to death from his injuries; the other, a 32-year-old person, suffered serious injuries.” At the time of the incident, both were walking across the road in a marked crosswalk.

“After smacking the two people, the driver kept going to collide with another vehicle head-on.” Locals detained him, and one driver blocked the attacker’s car, which is currently being kept at the Metropolitan Detention Center on a $130,000 bail.”

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