Acclaimed Comic Book Artist/Writer George Perez Passes Away Aged 67; Marvel & DC Comics Share Tributes

We're very sad to report that one of the most acclaimed and influential comic book artists of all time, George Perez, has passed away at the age of 67 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

We're sorry to ruin your Saturday evening with some awful news, but reports are coming in that legendary artist, writer and philanthropist, George Perez, has died at the age of 67 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away yesterday at his home in Sanford with his wife and family by his side.

The legendary artist announced his diagnosis last December, and comic book fans have kept him in their thoughts ever since, with regular tributes pouring in on social media. Perez, who co-created the modern incarnation of the Teen Titans and is credited with revitalizing DC Comics in the '80s, will go down in history as one of the most influential creators of all time.

Perez’s memorial service will take place at Megacon Orlando, Florida at 6pm on Sunday, May 22nd. The service will be open to all who wish to pay their respects.

Please feel free to share tributes of your own in the comments section, and maybe post some of your favorite artwork.

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