George Pérez is a legendary comic artist and writer who died on May 6, at the age of 67. Constance Eza, his colleague and friend, reported his death on Facebook.
“George died quietly at home yesterday, with his wife of 490 months and family at his side. He was not in agony, and he knew he was adored… He adored you all. George enjoyed hearing your messages and seeing your artwork and tributes. He was overjoyed that he had provided so much pleasure to so many people.”
George Pérez was well-known for co-creating characters like Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, and Slade Wilson, as well as working with his colleague Marv Wolfman. The New York native is particularly well-known for his work on Wonder Woman and the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline for DC.
George Pérez Cause of death
The great George Pérez died approximately six months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Pérez revealed his prognosis to his adoring followers in December, saying that doctors told him he had six months to a year to live. He claimed in the message that his cancer had progressed to stage three and could not be removed surgically.
Pérez also said that he will not be seeking radiation therapy or chemotherapy. He penned:
“I was offered chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, but after weighing all the variables and calculating how much of my remaining days would be consumed by doctor visits, treatments, hospital stays, and dealing with the often stressful and frustrating bureaucracy of the medical system, I’ve decided to just let nature take its course and enjoy whatever time I have left as fully as possible with my beautiful wife of over 40 years, my family, friends, and colleagues.”
According to Pancreatic.org, pancreatic cancer is the third most common cause of death in the United States, claiming an estimated 49,830 lives.
The platform states:
“The fatality rate for pancreatic cancer is the greatest of any major malignancy. The 5-year relative survival rate for all phases combined is 11 percent. Even among the tiny proportion (13%) of persons diagnosed with local illness, the 5-year survival rate is o “ly 42%.”