Ditko was discovered lifeless on June 29 in his midtown Manhattan condominium, New York Police Division spokesman George Tsourovakas advised CNN.
Marvel President Dan Buckley stated in an announcement “the Marvel household mourns the loss” of Ditko.
“Steve remodeled the trade and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy won’t ever be forgotten,” Buckley stated. “Our ideas are along with his household, family members, and followers throughout this unhappy time.”
Jim Lee, writer of DC Leisure (residence to Batman and Superman), stated in a sequence of tweets that whereas Ditko was identified for co-creating Spider-Man, he did work on the DC aspect as properly.
“He additionally ushered in a slew of distinctive, very private and eclectic characters for DC such because the Query, Blue Beetle, Hawk and Dove and extra,” Lee stated. “Well mannered and unassuming — he by no means sought consideration or the limelight however in some ways represented the hidden hero he noticed in all of us. #RIPsteveditko”