Harvey Pekar’s Death – Cause and Date

Harvey Pekar cause of death

Born (Birthday) October 8, 1939

Death Date July 12, 2010

Age of Death 70 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Comic Book Artist

The comic book artist Harvey Pekar died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Creator of the “American Splendor” series of comics, which was adapted into both film and stage productions.

He was inspired by fellow underground comic book writer Robert Crumb, whom he met while working for American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio.

He portrayed himself in his semi-autobiographical comic books as a taciturn, obsessive file clerk.

Personal Life

He collaborated with his wife on the comic, “Our Cancer Year,” which chronicled his diagnosis and subsequent treatment for lymphatic cancer.

His “American Splendor” comics were adapted into a 2003 film starring Paul Giamatti.

How did Harvey Pekar die?

No immediate cause was determined. In October the Cuyahoga County coroner’s office ruled it was an accidental overdose of antidepressants fluoxetine and bupropion. Pekar had been diagnosed with cancer for the third time and was about to undergo treatment.