George Pérez, beloved comic book artist known for reshaping DC Universe, dies at 67 – New York Daily News

Famous cartoonist George Pérez has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 67 years old.

The South Bronx-born artist is credited with starting the “New Teen Titans” in 1980, then reshaping the DC Universe and rebooting Wonder Woman in 1987.

DC Comics shared a moving tribute to the artist on social media, saying that Pérez “made everything look effortless” and that “those here at DC and fans around the world will miss him.”

“His contributions were essential to both driving and reimagining DC’s long and storied history. George’s stories were a joy to read, and his work resonated with everyone he met,” reads- we in the tweet.

Perez was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last November and decided against treatment.

“I have chosen to let nature take its course and I will make the most of the time I have left with my beautiful wife of 40 years, my family, my friends and my fans,” he wrote on his Facebook page at the time.

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