Dwayne McDuffie Passes Away


News is emerging that much loved comics and animation writer, animation producer, and creator of the Milestone Universe, Dwayne McDuffie has passed away today.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, but I will post more details as they emerge. My thoughts go out to his family.

Update: According to CBR, “McDuffie died from complications due to a surgical procedure performed Monday evening.”

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio has offered the following statement via the Source blog:

“Dwayne McDuffie left a lasting legacy on the world of comics that many writers can only aspire to. He will not only be remembered as the extremely gifted writer whose scripts have been realized as comic books, in television shows and on the silver screen, but as the creator or co-creator of so many of the much-loved Milestone characters, including Static Shock. The industry has lost a true talent.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and many friends he leaves behind.”

- Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher, DC Comics


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