The American animated film director 'Kelly Asbury', who directed Oscar-nominated films including viral Shrek 2 and Spirit died on Friday June 26.

Kelly Asbury, died age 60 in Los Angeles following a tedious battle with abdominal cancer.

A statement made available by a representative for Asbury, Nancy Newhouse Porter confirmed his death.

Asbury survived by his wife, Jacquie Boggs and stepsons Andrew and Connor Boggs.

Asbury, who started his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1983, directed five animated feature films during his career.