Marie Severin, Marvel Comic Artist, Dies at Age 89: Cause of Death Is an Stroke

Updated On 31 Aug, 2018 Published On

Marie Severin, a comic book artist and colorist best known for working on Marvel titles including Kull the Conqueror, The Incredible Hulk and the humor title Not Brand Ecch, has died on Thursday, August 30. She was 89.

As for the cause of death, Marie's passed away after a second stroke this week; she had suffered her first stroke in 2007.

Marie's close friend and fellow Marvel Comics artist Irene Vartanoff took to Facebook to announce her death.

She wrote, "I’m very sorry to report that Marie Severin, the funniest and nicest woman in the comic book biz ever, is no more."

Born on August 21, 1929, in New York, Marie got started working in the industry when her elder brother, John Severin, needed a colorist for an issue of EC Comics’ evocatively titled A Moon, a Girl … Romance in 1949.

She then became an EC staple, doing colors and touch-up art, but she rose to fame after working for Timely, the publisher that later became Marvel Comics.

During her career, Marie was honored with Shazam Award for Best Penciller (Humor) in 1974 and Inkpot Award in 1988, in addition to Comic-Con’s Icon Award in 2017.

Many celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late artist, check them out.

Rest In Peace Marie Severin!