Legendary writer and artist George Pérez shared with his fans back in December that he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Today in a post on his George Pérez Facebook page it was shared that Pérez passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side. George Pérez is best known for his work on such Marvel titles as Infinity Gauntlet and The Avengers, as well as DC titles The New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, and so much more. Pérez has always been a fan favorite at conventions, but in 2019 he announced that he was going to retire as he was dealing with many health issues. You can read the post below.

To all of George’s fans and friends,

Constance here, with the update no one wants to read. George passed away yesterday, peacefully at home with his wife of 490 months and family by his side. He was not in pain and knew he was very, very loved. We are all very much grieving but, at the same time, we are so incredibly grateful for the joy he brought to our lives. To know George was to love him; and he loved back. Fiercely and with his whole heart. The world is a lot less vibrant today without him in it.

He loved all of you. He loved hearing your posts and seeing the drawings you sent and the tributes you made. He was deeply proud to have brought so much joy to so many.

Everyone knows George’s legacy as a creator. His art, characters and stories will be revered for years to come. But, as towering as that legacy is, it pales in comparison to the legacy of the man George was. George’s true legacy is his kindness. It’s the love he had for bringing others joy – and I hope you all carry that with you always.

Today is Free Comic Book Day. A day George absolutely loved and a fitting day to remember his contributions to comics and to our lives. I hope you’ll enjoy your day today with him in mind. He would have loved that. Please keep his wife Carol in your thoughts and again, I thank you for respecting her privacy. I remain available through the contact on the page. George’s memorial service will take place at MEGACON Orlando at 6pm on Sunday, May 22nd. It will be open to all. Details to follow. We will miss him always.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fans of George Pérez. What are some of your favorite moments from this great and iconic writer and artist? That Hashtag show wants to hear from you.

You can tell us your convention memories of George Pérez by leaving a comment below or hitting me up at starwarsnerd574. Or you can also join us on the Marvel Fanatics and The DC Fanatics Facebook pages to leave a comment and chat about George Pérez as well.