It was 4 something in the morning when I was watching world news now and read the news crawl running at the bottom of the screen that said "comic and tv writer Dwayne McDuffie died at age 49"
I gasped and just stood there for a few minutes with my jaw dropped to the ground.
For those who don't know the man's work he was a comic book and tv show writer, he was a founder of the comic book company Milestone and created many of their flag ship characters including Static.
I never had the chance to meet him in person but have online. He was one of my role models in the comic book industry. He was filled with great wisdom and insight about comics and minorities in comics.
we have lost a great voice and an even greater person.