The comics community was left stunned Tuesday as Jeremy Dale’s wife, and comics collaborator, Kelly Dale, left a message on her Facebook page announcing the news. “It is with great difficulty that I share with you this awful news. Late in the evening of November the third, my husband Jeremy Dale passed away. He was hospitalized, and surrounded by his friends. His doctors say he passed without pain or suffering.” She went on to say that funeral arrangements are still in order and that if fans wish to leave condolences, they may on Jeremy’s Facebook page.
Friends and fellow creators left their respects on Twitter and their own personal pages as well.
Just crushed to hear of @jeremydale's passing. One of the nicest guys I've ever tabled next to, and an incredible talent. RIP— Joe Eisma (@Supajoe) November 4, 2014
Jeremy was an enthusiastic creator who had contributed to books like GI Joe: A Real American Hero and Popgun, but has left a legacy with his creator-owned fantasy title Skyward from Action Labs.
Those that knew Jeremy knew his sense of humor, comedic timing, and unabashed love for the comic medium also know he was one of the most genuine, sincere, and talented creators who were working today.
He was only 34 years old.
Stephanie Cooke has started a GoFundMe page to assist Kelly with future expenses. If you would like to make a donation, you can find it here.
To quote fellow friend and artist Hoyt Silva: “R.I.P. Buddy, I'm sure many more adventures await you skyward…”