Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the animated picture format GIF, has passed away. According to Bloomberg's report, he had been fighting the COVID-19 virus for 2 weeks.
The inventor, who brought the GIF extension to the world in 1987, died due to the COVID-19 virus. 35 years after its invention, GIF remains a popular and beloved staple of the internet. Platforms such as Tumblr and 9GAG became the leading platforms with the use of GIFs, while platforms such as TeTeOS.Net, Twitter, Telegram, Discord integrated GIF search engines.