Eisner and Harvey Award winning artist Darwyn Cooke has passed away after being placed in palliative care "following an aggressive bout with cancer." Cooke's wife, Marsha shared the announcement on the artist's blog early Saturday morning:
We regret to inform you that Darwyn lost his battle with cancer early this morning at 1:30 AM ET. We read all of your messages of support to him throughout the day yesterday. He was filled with your love and surrounded by friends and family at his home in Florida.
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and Hero Initiative.
Please continue to respect our privacy as we go through this very difficult time.
A longer statement will come later today.
"Then we shall not be weary. Then we shall prevail." -- John F. Kennedy's New Frontier speech