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.