Monday, July 12, 2010

Cleveland icon Harvey Pekar dies

(Cleveland) - Famed Cleveland underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar has died at the age of 70. Cuyahoga County Coroner's spokesman Powell Caesar confirmed the news to WTAM 1100 Monday morning. Pekar was found just before 1:00 am by his wife, Joyce Brabner, in their home in Cleveland Heights. Cleveland Heights Police Capt. Michael Cannon says Pekar had been suffering from prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression. The cause of death is not yet known.