Michael Turner Passes Away at 37

Michael Turner Passes Away at 37

born in Crossville, Tennessee and primarily known for his work on

Witchblade, Fathom,

Superman/Batman, and various covers for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He was also the president of his own entertainment company

Aspen MLT.

A prolific artist, he has done work for both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and has provided covers to some of the best-known comics published in the last ten years, including Brad Meltzer’s “Identity Crisis.”

Turner was discovered by Marc Silvestri at a convention, and hired by Silvestri’s Top Cow Productions as an artist. He initially did background illustrations for Top Cow titles before co-creating Witchblade. In the summer of 1998 he debuted the creator-owned Fathom, having also worked on his new series Soulfire. As well as an artist, Turner was an award-winning water skier, held an instructor level red sash in martial arts, and was an avid video game player.

In 2000, Turner was diagnosed with cancer — chondrosarcoma in the right pelvis, which resulted in his losing his hip, 40% of his pelvis and three pounds of bone. What followed was 9 months of radiation. The cancer has gone into remission and returned multiple times since he was first diagnosed.

check out this article here and his bio here

Michael Turner has died June 27 2008 after a long battle with cancer. He was 37