Harvey Pekar dies

Comic writer Harvey Pekar was found dead in his home in Cleveland on Monday, the AV Club reports.

Pekar is best known for his autobiographical comic book American Splendor, which became a film of the same name. His work was known for its cynical and personal take including his struggle with lymphoma in 1994’s Our Cancer Year. He rose to fame through his irregular appearances on the David Letterman Show and last year launched his web comic The Pekar Project. He died at aged 70 after enduring prostate cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and depression in his later years.