LEN WEIN 1948-2017

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Len Wein, the comic-book writer who co-cre­ated char­ac­ters such as Swamp Thing and X-men’s Wolver­ine, played by Hugh Jack­man in the X-men film fran­chise, died on Sept. 10. He was 69. At press time, no cause of death was re­leased for the writer, who had un­der­gone heart surgery in 2015 and had re­cently had mi­nor surgery on his heel (it went “very well” tweeted his wife, lawyer Christine Val­ada, on Sept. 8). Wein “will be re­mem­bered for the bold heart with which he in­fused his sto­ries and char­ac­ters,” said Marvel Comics in a state­ment. Tweeted Jack­man: “Blessed to have known Len Wein. I told him—from his heart, mind & hands came the great­est char­ac­ter in comics.”

Wein with Hugh Jack­man in 2008.

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