So tragic! Steve Dillon, a legend in the comic book world and co-creator of ‘Preacher,’ has passed away and we couldn’t be more heartbroken. Read on for more details on the life and death of this amazing artist.
News of Steve Dillon‘s death broke on Twitter on Oct. 22 and already so many fans are mourning the loss of this insanely talented comic book artist, who was also the co-creator of Preacher. He was 54 years old at the time of his death. Steve’s younger brother, Glyn, tweeted the news of his brother’s passing in New York City, which was then confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. However, there is little other information on the circumstances surrounding his death.
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
Steve began working in the comic book industry when he was 16 years old, working on the premiere issue of Hulk Weekly for Marvel in the U.K. He moved to the U.S. in the late ’80s, where he worked at DC’s Vertigo imprint where he created his most memorable works; first working on Hellblazer with writer Garth Ennis from 1992 to 1994, and then on Preacher from 1995 through 2000. Aside from his artwork, Steve will surely be remembered for co-creating and co-editing the British comics anthology Deadline with Brett Ewins in 1988. His most recent work was a new Punisher series.
We are so very sorry to hear of his passing and our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans on this sad day. He will surely be missed by so many who loved his comics and by those who have grown to love the TV adaptation of Preacher. He was such a talented artist, it is just so heartbreaking. We hope that those who loved him and his work can mourn the loss together and heal by remembering him through his work, which will always be there for them.
HollywoodLifers, leave your thoughts and prayers for those close to Steve below.