Steve Gerber Passes AwayBy T'Bonz
February 12, 2008 - 10:26 PM
On Sunday, Steve Gerber passed away in Las Vegas at the age of sixty following a long and painful illness.
As reported at i09.com, Gerber lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung condition in which the lungs turn to scar tissue, reducing their ability to function properly. Gerber had just become eligible for a lung transplant.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 20, 1947, Gerber was involved in fanzine publishing in his early teens. He began his comic career with Marvel Comics, working on titles such as The Defenders, Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, Morbius the Living Vampire and the one for which he became widely known, Howard the Duck. He had been working on a new Doctor Fate series for DC Comics at the time of his death.
Gerber worked for television in the 1980s as a writer and story editor. Cartoons on which he worked were Transformers, GI Joe, The New Batman Adventures and Dungeons and Dragons. Gerber also worked on Star Trek, and co-wrote the second season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Contagion.