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Preacher Co-Creator Steve Dillon Dead at 54

Steve Dillon, the British comic book artist who co-created Preacher, regarded as a modern comics classic, has died at age 54. His brother Glyn Dillon confirmed the news in a tweet this morning, but no further details about the death have been released.

Dillon was born in 1962 in Luton, England and got his start in the British comics industry. After working together on DC Comics’ Hellblazer, Dillon and writer Garth Ennis created Preacher in 1995. They teamed up again for a version of Marvel’s The Punisher in 2000.

Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg’s television adaption of Preacher, starring Dominic Cooper, debuted earlier this year on AMC. Dillon and Ennis served as co-executive producers. This summer, the channel renewed Preacher for a second season.

Rogen tweeted his remembrance of Dillon, calling him “my favorite comic artist”:

[Variety/The Hollywood Reporter]