Death of Harvey Pekar

October 8, 1939 - July 12, 2010
Cleveland, Ohio | Age 70

Police: Cult comic writer dead at 70 in Ohio
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JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and wit, was found dead at home early Monday, authorities said. He was 70.

The cause of death was unclear, and an autopsy was planned, officials said. Pekar had prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression, said Michael Cannon, a police captain in suburban Cleveland Heights.

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