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Comic Book Artist Jerry Robinson Dies at 89

7 years ago by Troy Rogers

Comic book artist Jerry Robinson died in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the age of 89.

According to USA Today, Jerry Robinson, creator of the Batman villain The Joker, died in his sleep Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. Robinson worked at DC Comics and is credited with creating such well known Batman universe characters as The Joker, Two-Face, Robin, and Alfred Pennyworth.

Jim Lee, DC Entertainment co-publisher, issued a statement to say that comic book fans have lost a true artist. “Jerry Robinson illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture’s greatest icons,” said Lee. “As an artist myself, it’s impossible not to feel humbled by his body of work. Everyone who loves comics owes Jerry a debt of gratitude for the rich legacy that he leaves behind.”

Jerry Robinson was 89 years-old at the time of his death.

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Troy Rogers began his online career in 2002 as a news writer for the popular Screenwriter's Voice website. Since then Troy has gone on to write for such outlets as The Deadbolt and UGO.com and has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and executives in a decade.