DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Frank Frazetta (aged 82)
American illustrator and painter
Frank Frazetta (born Frank Frazzetta (/frəˈzɛtə/); February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010) was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, LP record album covers and other media. He was the subject of a 2003 documentary.
Frazetta was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.
DEATH: Frazetta died of a stroke on May 10, 2010, in a hospital near his residence in Florida. As of 2017, Frank Frazetta Jr. and his wife Lori are the sole owners of the estate property. They continue to keep the Frazetta museum open to the public – complete with guided tours, with the 90 remaining paintings on rotating display as well as Frazetta’s earlier work including timed illustration studies and his childhood artwork.