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Norman Lee, Marvel Artist, Presumed Dead After Cayman Islands Search Ends

By    |   Monday, 09 Mar 2015 03:40 PM

Norman Lee, a Marvel comic artist, is presumed dead after going missing while snorkeling in the Cayman Islands last week, officials who scrapped the search have said.

Lee was snorkeling with his wife, Jan Lee, on Thursday when they became separated, Cayman27 reported. The search to rescue Lee was called off on Saturday.

“The currents in that area are strong and it is unlikely that we will make any recovery at this stage,” Police Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks told Cayman27. “We put all assets available to us, both law enforcement and privately owned. We thank all those who assisted us in this time of need. Unfortunately we were unable to find or recover Mr. Lee.”

Lee, 47, of Weymouth, Massachusetts, was known for his artistry on DC Comics projects like “Supergirl” and “Starman.”

An outpouring of support for Jan Lee and tributes to her husband inundated Lee’s Facebook page.

“Still hoping for a miracle, too . . . Norman, so many people love you," wrote Philip Simon, an editor at Dark Horse Comics.

Alex Squiers, of Opinions May Vary, put together clips from Comic-Con featuring Lee, and wrote, “I only met Norman Lee a handful of times at conventions but he was easily one of my favorite artists to visit and consistently left a lasting impression.”

“It's all true that he was a larger than life personality, much like the characters he delineated professionally,” freelance artist Bob Almond posted on Lee’s Facebook page. “He was a fiercely passionate person. He was very loyal and loving to the end but on the other hand, were you to have wronged him, you would clearly know it. He was driven in his convictions, which is obvious since he was continuously in demand in a highly-competitive market after a solo career of almost 20 years.”





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