Kim Jung Gi Death
Kim Jung Gi, who was a renowned illustrator died on Monday 3 October 2022 at the age of 47. He died in Paris.
How did he die?
Daniel Maghen Art Gallery announced on Wednesday 5 October 2022, he died after suffering a heart attack.
Kim Jung Gi Obituary, Comic Book Artist Cause of Death
Kim Jung Gi Instagram page shared a statement, ” the South Korean artist had just completed his final engagement in Europe and was about to board a plane to New York, where he was scheduled to appear at Comic-Con this week. After experiencing chest pains at the airport, Kim was taken for surgery to a nearby hospital, where he died”.
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Hyun Jin Kim his collaborator wrote, “After having done so much for us, you can now put down your brushes”.
He was famous for his ability to draw intricate illustrations entirely from memory and he also contributed artwork to graphic novels also Marvel and DC comics. He also made the Guinness World Record for the longest drawing by an individual.
Falleció a los 47 años el artista Kim Jung Gi. Prodigio coreano del dibujo, que podía pintar grandes ilustraciones con juegos de perspectiva sin bocetear.
Tenía el Record Guiness por el dibujo más largo hecho por una persona.
Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/2pBNPORmnZ
— The Top Comics (@TheTopComics) October 5, 2022
Who is Kim Jung Gi?
He was born in 1975 in the South Korean town of Goyang-si. He started sketching at a very young age before studying art and design at Dong-Eui University in Busan. He was required to serve two years in the South Korean army, after attending college. In his artistic career, he often drew erotic illustrations with graphics for which he was sometimes criticized. Some are so explicit and he could not include them in his official sketchbooks, which are sold for more than $100 apiece.
RIP Kim Jung Gi ;_;
A talented korean illustrator.
He was 47. pic.twitter.com/hfn7byRen5
— Catsuka (@catsuka) October 5, 2022