Today, August 24th, The family of Russ Heath has confirmed that the comic book legend has passed. He passed away Thursday evening, at Long Beach, California. He was 91 and was battling cancer.
Russ Heath started his career drawing western comics for timely comics (Marvel) before moving on to Horror and war comics. For DC comics he co-created the Haunted Tank and drew the first appearance of The Losers. He had won many accolades during his career including a Inkpot award, a Comic Art Professional Society Sergio Award, and the National Cartoonists Society’s Milton Caniff Award. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009.
Our Deepest condolences go out to Mr. Heath’s friends and family.