Comic creator Gerry Alanguilan has died at the age of 51, as confirmed by Alanguilan's wife, Ilyn.
"To everyone who has loved Gerry, thank you very much. You brought him so much joy," Ilyn Alanguilan posted on Facebook.
Alanguilan is best known as the inker of comic books such as Wetworks, X-Men, Superman: Birthright, Wolverine, and Fantastic Four (often alongside penciler Leinil Francis Yu). He also is also known as the creator of the comic books Johnny Balbona, Humanis Rex!, ELMER, Timawa and Where Bold Stars go to Die in his native Phillipines.
"Saddened to learn of the passing of Gerry Alanguilan," Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski tweeted. "Another wonderful person taken from us too soon. An amazingly talented writer and inker, mentor to younger artists, and advocate for global comics, the comics world and Filipino art community lost a friend and hero today."
Alanguilan also achieved viral video fame with his "Hey Baby" YouTube video, which has been viewed 6.49 million times, and was featured in a segment on Comedy Central's Tosh.0.
Alanguilan's cause of death has not been disclosed.