April 21, 1971 - June 27, 2008
Crossville, Tennessee, USA
Michael Turner -American comic book artist born in Crossville, Tennessee and primarily known for his work on Witchblade, Black Panther, and Fathom. He was also the president of his own entertainment company Aspen MLT. Michael Turner died at Santa Monica Hospital, California, after a long battle with cancer, age 37.
Matt Brady (Newsrama) says. . .
"Turner was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma (a bone-based cancer that attacks the cartilage) in March of 2000, which ultimately cost him his right hip, a portion of his pelvis and several pounds of bone. Turner was very open about his cancer, making convention appearances throughout the entire time, and never giving in to the illness. Mike got his major break in comics at Top Cow, where he made his . . .