A popular comic artist suddenly passed away this week just days after it had been revealed that they had been hospitalized with unspecified “severe health issues.”
That artist was Tim Sale of DC Comics, who just died Thursday at the age of 66, Fox News reported.
As of yet, no cause of death has been revealed for the passing of Sale.
Sale’s death was first announced Thursday afternoon via a post to the artist’s Twitter account, which stated, “It’s with a heavy sadness that I must announce that Tim Sale passed away today.”
“He passed with the love of his life beside him, and loves all of you very much. Please share photos and stories under this post, as we hope to share them with the community,” the tweet added.
According to Fox News, Sale was arguably best known for his artistic work on classic American comic superheroes such as Batman, the Hulk, Spider-man, and Superman, as well as others within the DC and Marvel superhero universes.
Sale’s boss at DC, Chief Creative Officer-Publisher Jim Lee, had tweeted Monday, “I regret to share the very sad news that the legendary artist Tim Sale has been admitted to the hospital with severe health issues.”
“Tim, I am praying for you, buddy. Stay strong & know that your legions of fans around the world loves & cherishes you & your amazing talent,” Lee had added in that post.
Following the announcement of Sale’s death, the official Twitter account for DC Comics made note of the sorrowful news Thursday afternoon.
“Tim Sale was an incredible artist, whose take on iconic characters had real human depth, and his groundbreaking page designs changed the way an entire generation thinks about comic book storytelling. Our condolences go to Tim’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed,” the post read.
Tim Sale was an incredible artist, whose take on iconic characters had real human depth, and his groundbreaking page designs changed the way an entire generation thinks about comic book storytelling. Our condolences go to Tim’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/VgXxu7O0V4
— DC (@DCComics) June 16, 2022
The sudden and unexpected death of this popular comic artist is a stunning tragedy, and though Sale’s family and friends are undoubtedly stricken with grief at the loss, they can perhaps find some solace in knowing that his legacy will live on through his incredible artistic work.