Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Artist Mike Wieringo passes away


MIKE WIERINGO PASSES AWAY

The comics industry lost a luminary this weekend – Mike Wieringo passed away Sunday of a sudden heart attack. Details are still sketchy as of this time, but according to close sources, the acclaimed artist had chest pains at some point during the day and called 911, but the responders did not make it in time.

Wieringo was 44 years old. He was a vegetarian, and “one of the healthiest ones of us in the bunch,” as his longtime friend and collaborator Todd Dezago described him.

Wieringo worked every day, updating his blog and website with a constant stream of sketches at http://www.mikewieringo.com/. His last sketch was posted on Friday.

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=125110

very sad news. Mike was one of the really great ones... as a person and an artist.

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