Legendary comic book artist Gene Colan has passed away at age 84.
Eugene "Gene" Colan was an American comic book artist best known for his work for Marvel Comics, where his signature titles include the superhero series, Daredevil, the cult-hit satiric series Howard the Duck, and The Tomb of Dracula, considered one of comics' classic horror series. He co-created the Falcon, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics.
His death was reported by his friend, the writer Clifford Meth, on his blog. He said that Colan had been in a "quasi-coma state" following a broken hip and complications due to liver disease.
"I am terribly saddened to lose Gene," said Meth. "He was a gentle and deeply spiritual man, a bright light in every context, and those who knew him at any level were enriched by his warmth and generous nature."
Eugene "Gene" Colan (September 1, 1926 – June 23, 2011)