Robert L. Washington III, the very talented writer who wrote the first eighteen issues of Static for Milestone, has passed away at age 47 after a series of heart attacks.
He was a gifted writer, with a deft touch at both drama and humor, who had mostly left comics and had fallen on some rough times since the Milestone years. But signs were good that he was getting back on his feet when this happened.
This is horrible news. It’s a terrible tragedy for Robert, for his friends and family. And it’s also tragic that one of the key voices of possibly the greatest teen POC character created in decades is gone, along with the great Dwayne McDuffie, who passed last year from an equally sudden medical emergency.
Rest in peace, Robert. And thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us.