Darwyn Cooke Passes Away One Day After Announcing Cancer Diagnosis

darwyn cookeCanadian Cartoonist Darwyn Cooke has sadly passed away earlier today , less than a day after announcing that he was battling an aggressive cancer and had been placed under pallative care.

The following statement was issued around 11am ET on 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

Cooke made his comic book debut in 1985 with DC Comics’ “Talent Showcase” #19,  and also worked as a storyboard artist for multiple DC-based animated series, including “Batman Beyond,” “Superman” and “The New Batman Adventures.”After that, Cooke worked on many top Marvel and DC titles, and has won many Eisner awards and other accolades through out his career.

Animated short by Darwyn Cooke from 2014

We offer our condolences to the family of Mr. Cooke, and urge readers to make a donation in his name to any of the links above as requested by his loved ones.

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