Preacher, Punisher artist Steve Dillon passed away

In a single tweet, Warren Ellis shocked the world with sad news that comic artist Steve Dillon has died.

Selfie of Steve Dillon (2015) Dillon’s comic illustrating career started in the UK, on titles such as Doctor Who Weekly, 2000 AD, and Warrior. He then moved onto several DC Comics books, such as Animal Man and Hellblazer. But it was his run on Preacher as the regular artist that made him a internationally known comic illustrator. He is also considered to have drawn the definitive Punisher, a character he has drawn since Garth Ennis’ Marvel Knights run, up to the current series written by Becky Cloonan.

The New York Times interviewed Garth Ennis who confirmed the cause of death was a ruptured appendix. Dillon had thought he was suffering from food poisoning.

Tribute posts for Steve Dillon starting to pour in Saturday morning since the announcement of his passing.

The staff of Smash Pages sends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Steve Dillon.

Update: His cause of death was added to the article

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