Colan passed late Thursday due to complications from liver disease and a broken hip, the AP reports.
Known for his work on Daredevil, Howard The Duck and an 80 issue run on Tomb Of Dracula, Colan also co-created the first African-American mainstream super hero, Falcon.
Colan continued working up until he was hopitalized, with the lead story in Captain America #601 from September 2009.
The entire staff at Cosmic Book News is very sorry to hear this news and offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gene Colan.
For more on Gene Colan head on over and check out M.E. Byron Brewer's Gene Colan Was My Hero feature article.