Harvey Pekar

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Pekar in c. 1999

Harvey Lawrence Pekar (/ˈpkɑr/; October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010) was an American comic book writer, music critic and media personality. He is best known for his autobiographical American Splendor comic series.

In 2003, the series inspired a well-received movie version of the same name.

Pekar was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He suffered from prostate cancer and clinical depression. He died in Cleveland Heights, Ohio[1] from an accidental overdose of antidepressants fluoxetine and bupropion, aged 70.[2]

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