Harvey Pekar

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Pekar in c. 1999

Harvey Lawrence Pekar (/ˈpkɑːr/; 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. Grimes, William (July 12, 2010). "Harvey Pekar, 'American Splendor' Creator, Dies at 70". The New York Times. Retrieved September 2, 2010.
  2. Galbinca, Pat (October 20, 2010). "Coroner rules that Harvey Pekar's death due to 'natural causes'". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. Retrieved October 20, 2010.

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