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Sad news...

Postby Blond » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:44 pm

Unconfirmed officially, but I got a phone call from WWC, apparently word is going around that Michael Turner passed away. Everybody is in tears.
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Postby splicer » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:12 am

Wow, he was so young. His work on Witchblade was a great inspiration for me, and one of the reasons why I got into comics. This is heart breaking news...
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Postby thomasmason » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:38 am

i also got a phone call from chicago with the same news... very sad indeed.
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Re: Sad news...

Postby Stephanie » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:57 am

Sadly, it's official. From Aspen Comics' messageboards:

http://www.aspencomics.com/community/fo ... ID=16&PR=3
Hello all,

Unfortunately it's with great sadness that I must inform everyone that Michael Turner tragically passed away last night, June 27th at approximately 10:42 pm in Santa Monica, Ca. Turner had been dealing with recent health complications arisen in the past few weeks. More details concerning Turner's passing, and services, will be given shortly.

Anyone wishing to send their condolences to Michael Turner's family is encouraged to send to:

Aspen MLT, Inc.
C/O Michael Turner
5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 111
Culver City, CA, 90230

Aspen also encourages anyone wishing to make a charitable donation to please send to Michael Turner's requested charities:

The American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

Or

The Make-A-Wish Foundation
http://www.wish.org/help?s_kwcid=make%2 ... |917760391

Official Contact: Vince Hernandez
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Re: Sad news...

Postby Juggertha » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:41 am

Horrible news.

I thought he had put most of his il health behind him?
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Re: Sad news...

Postby jason_maranto » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:16 am

Very sad, I always wondered what he could accomplish with the health issues behind him -- but he made a resounding impact in the time he had...certainly will be remembered.

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Re: Sad news...

Postby boysoltero » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:38 am

I am so shock! And I'm so sad right now.

He was a very strong person who never gave up his fight against his illness, and kept on doing the thing he loves to do. He will be missed.

May he rest in peace.
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Re: Sad news...

Postby Brener » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:45 am

I had the pleasure of meeting Michael at two Wizard World Cons, and he was a friendly, super-talented guy. This is horrible news to hear of his passing at such a young age.

RIP, Mike.


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Postby Laura » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:07 am

I heard about it this morning. Very, very sad news. His Witchblade work was so hugely influential. Rest in peace, Mike.

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Postby Kody » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:45 am

Very sad news indeed.
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Re: Sad news...

Postby Eagle » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:05 am

:o

Well, shit...
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Re: Sad news...

Postby iergoth » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:12 am

Rest in Peace, Michael.
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Re: Sad news...

Postby Sinccolor » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:23 am

Sad doesn't begin to describe. I want to write about how much and how many he inspired and how what he meant to me, but I'm at a loss for words.

Rest in peace, Mike. I will miss you.

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Re: Sad news...

Postby Steve Firchow » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:37 pm

Mike was a genuinely decent guy who handled stardom well. The few pieces of his art I got to color were a real pleasure.

His family and friends are in my thoughts.
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Postby SNAKEBITE » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:29 pm

My heart goes out to all his friends and family.
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