Earlier right this moment, good friend of the legendary comedian e book creator George Pérez, Constance Eza, posted to George Pérez’s Fb web page the information all of us knew was coming however nobody wished to listen to. He writes;
To all of George’s followers and buddies,
Constance right here, with the replace nobody desires to learn. George handed away yesterday, peacefully at residence along with his spouse of 490 months and household by his aspect. He was not in ache and knew he was very, very liked.
We’re all very a lot grieving however, on the similar time, we’re so extremely grateful for the enjoyment he delivered to our lives. To know George was to like him; and he liked again. Fiercely and along with his complete coronary heart. The world is loads much less vibrant right this moment with out him in it.
He liked all of you. He liked listening to your posts and seeing the drawings you despatched and the tributes you made. He was deeply proud to have introduced a lot pleasure to so many.
Everybody is aware of George’s legacy as a creator. His artwork, characters and tales will likely be revered for years to return. However, as towering as that legacy is, it pales compared to the legacy of the person George was. George’s true legacy is his kindness. It is the love he had for bringing others pleasure – and I hope you all carry that with you at all times.
Right this moment is Free Comedian Ebook Day. A day George completely liked and a becoming day to recollect his contributions to comics and to our lives. I hope you will take pleasure in your day right this moment with him in thoughts. He would have liked that.
Please preserve his spouse Carol in your ideas and once more, I thanks for respecting her privateness. I stay out there by way of the contact on the web page.
George’s memorial service will happen at MEGACON Orlando at 6pm on Sunday, Could twenty second. Will probably be open to all. Particulars to observe.
We’ll miss him at all times.
Final yr, George Pérez informed household, buddies and the world that he had stage 3, inoperable pancreatic most cancers. That he had chosen to not obtain additional treatment. And had a life expectancy of six months to 1 yr. The outpouring of reminiscences and well-wishes from comedian e book creators and followers was a torrent. And there have been calls and a petition for Marvel and DC to republish his JLA/Avengers comedian e book collection, which lately occurred, and George received to see it. Publishers have been working tributes to the person, and will likely be persevering with by way of the yr.