I am completely shocked and cannot believe the reports, but it seems that television and comics writer Dwayne McDuffie has passed.
Details are sketchy, but reports are appearing in comics media that McDuffie has died the same week that his animated adaptation of All Star Superman was hitting wide release on home video.
Since I learned of his past and current work in the mid00's, I've felt that McDuffie was an extraordinary talent. He was only middle-aged, at best, and I was unaware of any health issues McDuffie may have suffered.
he was the creator of the Milestone imprint and a key contributor to that universe, his most famous creation likely was Static (aka: Static Shock). I absolutely loved his work on the superlative Justice League Unlimited, his run on JLA when editorial wasn't mucking about, and other bits of his work.
I am very deeply saddened to hear this news.