Joe Quedada, the creator of the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, has died at age 75, his publicist said Thursday.
Quesado died Tuesday at his home in Las Vegas, according to his publicists.
He was a former executive producer of Marvel’s Iron Man comic book series.
Quedad died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease, his rep said.
“His passing is a complete shock to the Marvel family,” his rep, Mark H. Kornel, said in a statement.
“Iron Man is one of the most recognizable characters in the world.
His work is one we all know and love.
Joe will be deeply missed.”
Quesad was known for creating the character of Tony Stark, who was also the inventor of the super-strength, high-tech, highbrow weapon known as Iron Man.
The character was designed by Joe Q. Wilson, the artist credited with bringing the character to life.
He died at his family’s home in San Francisco, California.
Wilson’s widow, Sue Wilson, wrote in a post on Facebook that her husband was “an inspiration to everyone who loved him.”
“He was a great friend, and a true champion of the arts,” she wrote.
“He loved being an artist and had a deep respect for the craft and its power to make people feel better.”
Quedader had been hospitalized for two weeks after suffering a heart attack.
He had worked as an executive producer on the Iron Man films and had worked on Marvel Comics as a writer and artist.
In 2011, Quesader and the Marvel characters, Tony Stark and Thor, were featured in the “Superhero Academy” video game.
The game was later removed from the Apple App Store after a series of complaints from fans.
In 2014, Quedado launched a website dedicated to honoring the memory of Quesadas work with the company.
QUEADES IMAGE QUEYADES STORY QUEUEADERS FACEBOOK PHOTO “Iron Joe” artist Joe Queza, the person behind the characters Iron Man and Thor in the Marvel comics, died Tuesday in Las Venegas, Nevada.
The comic book artist was 75.
Joe Queladad, Iron Man’s creator, died at a hospital Tuesday, his wife, Sue, said.
The artist, who had been battling Alzheimer’s, had been in hospital for two months after suffering an aneurysm, his lawyer said.
His wife, who worked with Quesades wife, said the artist had been a longtime friend of her husband and was a beloved member of the family.
“Joe was a person of tremendous talent, and he will be greatly missed,” his lawyer, John W. Hagerty, said Thursday in a news release.
“The Quesadeys are incredibly proud of the work that Joe has done for Marvel Comics over the years.
We are thankful to Joe for all his contributions.”
Quelads death was the second Marvel Comics death this year.
The company announced on Thursday that “Iron Fist” star Finn Jones had died at 51, one of several recent deaths at the company, including the death of actor Joe Manganiello.
Marvel also said it had lost “Captain America” writer Stan Lee.
“We are devastated by the passing of Joe Qudeada,” the company said in the statement.
Quelade died in a hospital on Monday.
He is survived by his wife Sue Wilson and three sons.
QUESADADES IN THE MEDIA Quesads wife, Sula, posted a photo of her late husband on Facebook with a caption reading, “RIP Joe Qudo.
I love you.”
“Joe Queseda was a wonderful person.
He took the craft of comics seriously, and in many ways was one of those artists who did what he loved,” Sula Quesados Facebook post read.
“I have no words to express my condolences to his wife and children.
We all lost a true artist.”
QUEZEADES ARTWORK Quesas work included the work of Joe Manganiallo, Joe Q., who was known as “Captain Marvel,” as well as “Iron Steve” who was a character who appeared in “Captain” comics and later became the Avengers’ leader.
Qubes work includes the work “Ironman” and “The Incredible Hulk.”
His work was also featured in several movies, including “IronMan 3” and a “Thor: The Dark World.”
In the comic books, “Iron” was a member of The Avengers.
“Thor” was created by J.M. DeMatteis and first appeared in the 1940s comic “Thor.”
The character first appeared on the pages of Marvel Comics in 1941, with a second appearance in the 1961 “Thor Annual” and the next “Thor story arc.”
Qures work also featured “Iron,” the character who later became