Sadly, comic book artist Steve Dillon, known for his work on Preacher, The Punisher and Hellblazer, has passed away. The news was confirmed via social media:
Sad to confirm the death of Steve, my big brother and my hero. He passed away in the city he loved (NYC). He will be sorely missed. Cheers x
— glyn dillon (@glyn_dillon) October 22, 2016
Dillon made his professional debut at age 16 with Hulk Weekly. Later in his career, he went on to collaborate with writer Garth Ennis on Vertigo’s Hellblazer. His other credits include Preacher, Marvel’s The Punisher, Wolverine: Origins, Bullseye: Greatest Hits, PunisherMAX and Thunderbolts.
No details are yet available on his passing.