Legendary Artist Tim Hildebrandt Has Passed Away

Earlier today, the world lost one of its most popular and beloved artists, Tim Hildebrandt, who made a name for himself with his fantasy and comic book artwork. His brother Greg, part of the legendary Brothers Hildebrandt, has issued the following statement:

June 11, 2006

Tim Hildebrandt has passed away. And, with him, so has an era.

Tim, 67, died today from complications due to diabetes. He is survivedby his mother Germaine, twin brother Greg, sister Janie, wife Rita, sonCharles, nieces Mary and Laura, and nephew Gregory.

Tim was an otherworldly artist. For 47 years, his captivating workfostered the dreams and fantasies of millions of fans, young and old.

Best known as part of the Brothers Hildebrandt team, Tim's careertransported him to-and through-many worlds. Technically speaking, Timand Greg worked side by side. But their work together on suchmasterpieces as the original Star Wars poster and 70's J.R.R. Tolkiencalendars proved that their individual talents could coalesce seamlesslyinto one.

Tim was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. While he loved andappreciated all forms of art, he had a particular passion for animationand illustration.

While he will be greatly missed by all of us who love him, we takecomfort knowing that he will live on in the art that he created.

Anyone wishing to express condolences to Greg Hildebrandt can send them to:

The Spiderwebart Gallery,

5 Waterloo Rd.

Hopatcong, NJ 07843

There's also a nice tribute to Tim Hildebrandt at the Spiderwebart website, for those who want to learn more about the famous creator.

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