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Harvey Pekar Passes Away

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 12, 2010 5:30PM

Cult comic book artist Harvey Pekar passed away early this morning at his home in Cleveland, Ohio. A cause of death hasn't been announced with an autopsy pending, but Pekar was suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression. While Pekar was best known for his series "American Splendor," Pekar also oversaw a graphic adaptation of Studs Terkel's Working that's well worth checking out. After the jump, just for the heck of it, a clip from an old Pekar appearance on David Letterman's old NBC late night show.