From 20th Century Danny Boy:
I hate this. Seriously I do. It’s been no secret that Dave Simons has been seriously ill for a number of years now and it’s with the heaviest heart of them all that I sadly have to report that Dave passed away tonight. He was 54 years old.
For those who do not know who Dave Simons was, from Wikipedia:
Dave Simons (1954-2009) was an American comic book artist known for his work on Conan, Ghost Rider, Red Sonja and Spider-Man for Marvel Comics and Forgotten Realms for DC Comics. He is also known for commercial storyboard and games artwork work on The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs and Greyhawk Ruins.