Steve Ditko, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange Co-Creator, Dies at Age 90

Updated On 08 Jul, 2018 Published On

Steve Ditko, the comic book artist who co-created Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man and Doctor Strange along with Stan Lee, has died at the age of 90, multiple sources have confirmed.

The New York Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Steve was found dead in his apartment on Friday, June 29. The cause of death of the late comic artist has yet been revealed.

After Steve's passing, the president of Marvel EntertainmentDan Buckley, revealed a statement in which he says that Steve “transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will never be forgotten".

Joe Quesada, the company’s Chief Creative Officer, meanwhile, said that the artist “blessed us with gorgeous art, fantastical stories, heroic characters and a mystical persona worthy of some of his greatest creations.”

Other writers and artists, including Neil Gaiman, Mike Mignola and Alex Ross also took to Twitter to pay tribute to Steve.

Check out the tweets.

As far as it is known, Steve never married and had no surviving children when he passed away.

Rest In Peace Steve!