Al Williamson has died!
There have been a number of reports stating that legendary illustrator, Al Williamson, has died on June 12, 2010 in New York City.
Al Williamson has had an extensive and lengthy career. I’ve always enjoyed Williamson's artwork on the STAR WARS and BLADERUNNER comics, as well as his inks on DAREDEVIL and SPIDER-MAN. In his youth, Al Williamson took classes at Burne Hogarth's Cartoonists and Illustrators School, now known as The School of Visual Arts.
Here’s part of a press release that has been approved by the Williamson family:
Al Williamson, who for over fifty years drew for both comic books and comic strips, died June 12, 2010, at age 79. In recent years he suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Cori, his daughter Valerie and his son Victor.
The Comics Reporter has an excellent account of Al Williamson’s career.