Wednesday 5 October 2022 10:22 PM Kim Jung Gi, the acclaimed comic book artist, dies in Paris at 47 of a 'sudden' ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 10:22 PM Kim Jung Gi, the acclaimed comic book artist, dies in Paris at 47 of a 'sudden' ... trends now
Wednesday 5 October 2022 10:22 PM Kim Jung Gi, the acclaimed comic book artist, dies in Paris at 47 of a 'sudden' ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 10:22 PM Kim Jung Gi, the acclaimed comic book artist, dies in Paris at 47 of a 'sudden' ... trends now

Kim Jung Gi, the celebrated South Korean cartoonist, died of a 'sudden' heart attack on Monday at the age of 47 while in Paris for an exhibition of his work. 

The influential comic book artist was preparing to leave the French capital and fly to New York City for an appearance at Comic Con when he experienced chest pains at the airport. 

Jung Gi was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away, according to an official statement shared on his verified social media accounts. 

Gone too soon: Kim Jung Gi, the celebrated South Korean cartoonist, died of a 'sudden' heart on Monday at the age of 47 while in Paris for an exhibition of his work

Gone too soon: Kim Jung Gi, the celebrated South Korean cartoonist, died of a 'sudden' heart on Monday at the age of 47 while in Paris for an exhibition of his work

'It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of Kim Jung Gi,' the statement began.

'After finishing his last schedule in Europe, Jung Gi went to the airport to fly to New York, where he experienced chest pains and was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery, but sadly passed away.'

Born in 1975 in the province of Kyongki-Do South Korea, the lifelong artist officially began his career at the age of nineteen by attending Dong-Eui University in Busan before serving two years in the South Korean Army's Special Forces Unit. 

Kim eventually got his start drawing for South Korean comic books before he created his own publication called Tiger the Long Tail. 

He would go on to become 'one of the absolute greats,' according to a series of tweets by Jim Lee, the publisher and chief creative officer of DC Comics. Lee went on to call Jung Gi a 'truly phenomenal talent whose pen and brush wizardry captivated and inspired millions of fans around the world.'

Impossible detail: The legendary artist was known for his long drawing sessions, attracting large crowds as he created incredibly detailed scenes on blank canvases, often without any images for reference

Impossible detail: The legendary

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