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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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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...
- Lavender Boy
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i also got a phone call from chicago with the same news... very sad indeed.
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Sadly, it's official. From Aspen Comics' messageboards:http://www.aspencomics.com/community/fo ... ID=16&PR=3
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
The Make-A-Wish Foundation http://www.wish.org/help?s_kwcid=make%2 ... |917760391
Official Contact: Vince Hernandez
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I thought he had put most of his il health behind him?
- Fresh Meat
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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.
- Best, Jason
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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.
- grand zombie
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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.
- Fresh Meat
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I heard about it this morning. Very, very sad news. His Witchblade work was so hugely influential. Rest in peace, Mike.
- Crazy cat lady
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- Fresh Meat
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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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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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My heart goes out to all his friends and family.
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