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Comic-Book Artist Harvey Pekar Dies

Harvey Pekar, the Cleveland comic book artist, has died at the age of 70. Pekar was most famous for his autobiographical American Splendor series, which began publishing in 1976 and was adapted into a film starring Paul Giamatti in 2003. He was found by his wife just before 1 a.m. While the cause of death is unknown, he was said to be suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high-blood pressure, and depression.