Beloved comic book artist dead at 67

Comic book fans had reason to grieve after it was announced that Wonder Woman illustrator George Perez died last week at the age of 67. 

According to Fox News, Perez passed away from pancreatic cancer. The network cited a statement that was tweeted out on Saturday by his longtime friend, neurologist Constance Eza.

“The world is a lot less vibrant today”

“We are all very much grieving, but at the same time, we are so incredibly grateful for the joy he brought to our lives,” she declared.

“To know George was to love him; and he loved back. Fiercely and with his whole heart,” Ezra recalled before lamenting how [t]he world is a lot less vibrant today without him in it.”

“He loved all of you,” she stressed. “He loved hearing your posts and seeing the drawings you sent and the tributes you made. He was deeply proud to have brought so much joy to so many.”

“Everyone knows George’s legacy as a creator,” Eza acknowledged. “His art, characters, and stories will be revered for years to come.”

“But, as towering as that legacy is, it pales in comparison to the legacy of the man George was,” she concluded. “George’s true legacy is his kindness. It’s the love he had for bringing others joy — and I hope you all carry that with you always.”

Perez opted to forego treatment

Perez released a statement of his own via Facebook late last year in which he disclosed his cancer diagnosis along with his decision to forego treatment. He wrote:

I have been given the option of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, but after weighing all the variables and assessing just how much of my remaining days would be eaten up by doctor visits, treatments, hospital stays and dealing with the often stressful and frustrating bureaucracy of the medical system, I’ve opted to just let nature take its course and I will enjoy whatever time I have left as fully as possible with my beautiful wife of over 40 years, my family, friends and my fans.

Fox News noted that while Perez is best known for his work on DC Comics’ “Wonder Woman” series, he was also involved with other properties.

These included “Avengers” and “Crisis on Infinite Earths” as well as “The New Teen Titans,” creating such characters as Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Deathstroke.

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