George Pèrez, age 67, passed away May 6, 2022 from complications from Pancreatic cancer. George passed 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.
May 7th 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 May 7th with him in mind. He would have loved that. George is survived by his beloved wife Carol, his parents Jorge and Luz Maria Pérez, a brother David and a niece Belinda and nephew Jase. Please keep his wife Carol in your thoughts and again, we thank you for respecting her privacy. 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. In lieu of flowers Carol has asked that donations be made in George's name to The Hero Initiative 11301 Olympic Blvd. #587 Los Angeles CA 90064
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To read George's obituary as listed in the NY Times please click here:https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2022%2F05%2F08%2Fobituaries%2Fgeorge-perez-dead.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2yhOMGmheulYd_7YZ1XMlSDHrM-sOvqRfpcNjfODfIT37T1h9Jhqu8oTk&h=AT1xvIMapHSMG_U9fiXZ3e4_qn_kEiWLoE1WILaTKPX88hDdn-Aimq3AF2LtyVCyIBx0BXYp4ELHBLUL7tF8L3hu5sgcjGId1pGeKq9QDumyS91Je83riau_Hl47HgxTT464A5Z9yJclf0IqlQ&__tn__=-UK-R&c=AT29g8lfCU99AEkQgK-4I2WrYrcq2deupBB0z4l6N-57A_L2YPLFy0BRRnUF6cLVshU4A15x2V3UaVr_7jHRCxkp7_Ac48sVgul2l5TB5zrDiJd595srnhpoxdEJAB5jg2z8AxSLoMRzwtk2xisdjlXt1gNaWpJ5N1a_R5KIh5stBwRQ