American Splendor’s’ Harvey Pekar dies

Comic-book writer Harvey Pekar has been found dead in his Ohio home.

 

Coroner’s spokesman Powell Caesar in Cleveland says an autopsy will be performed. He had no details on the death of the 70-year-old Pekar.

 

Cleveland Heights police Capt. Michael Cannon says officers were called to Pekar’s home by his wife about 1 a.m. Monday. Cannon says Pekar had been suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression.

 

The comic book writer was the subject of the 2003 film “American Splendor” starring Paul Giamatti: