GIF inventor Steve Wilhite dead from COVID-19 complications

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Stephen Wilhite, the inventor of the internet-popular short-video format, the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), died on 14 March 2022 at the age of 74 due to covid -19 complications. His wife gave this information on 24 March 2022 to news media in the United States. 

He worked at Compu Serve ,where  he developed the Graphics Interchange Format, designed to allow photo transfers over slow modem connections in 1987. 

 It  is now widely used as  a means  for exchanging jokes, memes and reactions on social media.

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