Broken Frontier reports that Minck Oosterveer, the artist known for his work on European comics like Nicky Saxx, Storm, Jack Pott and Zodiak, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday. He was 50 years old.
In addition to his work in Europe, Oosterveer also worked with Mark Waid on Marvel's recent Ruse mini-series, as well as the BOOM! titles The Unknown and The Unknown: Devil Made Flesh. "I appreciate the condolences from all regarding the abrupt death of Minck Oosterveer," Waid posted on Twitter. "He was a phenomenal talent and a good man."
"Minck was without a doubt one of the wittiest, and nicest people I've met in comics or anywhere. I don't believe it would even be possible to find anyone that would have anything negative to say about the man," Renee Witterstaetter, who represented Oosterveer, posted on her blog. "You could only know Minck a minute and he'd have you feeling at ease. Like you'd been friends forever."