Pepe the Frog killed off by creator

Pepe the Frog, an online character that had become a symbol of the alt-right, has been killed off by its creator, the BBC reports.

Pepe, who was introduced in 2005, was depicted in creator Matt Furie’s cartoon strip “Boy’s Club” in a coffin over the weekend. Furie had recently complained that the cartoon is being characterized as a hate symbol.

Pepe has been featured online as Adolf Hitler and a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and was added to the Anit-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols in September.