After receiving the somber news that Mr. Cooke was receiving palliative care for an aggressive cancer, this morning his family released this message:
"We regret to inform you that Darwyn lost his battle with cancer early this morning at 1:30 AM ET. We read all of your messages of support to him throughout the day yesterday. He was filled with your love and surrounded by friends and family at his home in Florida."
Cooke is known for his award wining work on such comics as Parker, The Spirit, Catwoman and of course, his unforgettable vintage ode to the Justice League with New Frontier, which was later adapted into an animated film. Cooke also was known as a storyboard artist on many DC Comics cartoons, including Batman Beyond and the Superman Animated Series.
The entire ENR staff would like to express our deepest condolences to Darwyn Cooke's family, friends, condolences and fans from all over the globe. His blend of modern comic art with the retro flair of a bygone era was cherished and unforgettable. He will be dearly missed.