Steve Dillon, 'Preacher' and 'Punisher' comic book artist, has died

by: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:

Legendary comic book artist Steve Dillon has died.

Writer Warren Ellis confirmed the news via Twitter. There was no immediate word on cause of death.

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Dillon was the co-creator and artist of "Preacher," and the artist on "Punisher," "Judge Dredd" and many other comic book series. He was also the co-founder and editor of  Deadline magazine.

 

Posted by Steve Dillon on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

 

Dillion's online biography indicates he was born in 1962, but does not give a month, so his age at time of death has not been confirmed at this time.