Dwayne McDuffie, a leading comic book writer who later wrote several animated superhero features and TV series, died Tuesday.
His age and place of death were not immediately available. He died from complications from a surgical procedure performed Monday evening, the Comic Book Resources site said.
Last year, Mania.com, a science fiction-fantasy site, put McDuffie in seventh place on its list of “10 Most Influential African Americans In Sci Fi.”
His last work was the script for the direct-to-video animated feature All Star Superman, which went on sale Tuesday across the United States. McDuffie wrote four days ago on his personal Web site that he was “taking a break from a script I owe” to attend its Los Angeles premiere.
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