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News Tue Jul 13 2010

RIP Harvey Pekar, 1939-2010

americansplendor.gif"If he were an X-Man, his special power would be a pronounced ability to bitch and moan on cue." - The Guardian

"He had a huge brain and an even bigger soul. And he was hilarious. He was a great artist, a true American poet, and there is no one to replace him." - Paul Giamatti

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jimi / July 13, 2010 10:44 AM

As someone who is involved with friends and family of Harvey, his passing comes as not only a great shock, but an unsurmountable loss to Cleveland and the universe. He was one of this city's greatest intelectuals, fondest treasures, and most unsung heros. He will be dearly and sadly missed. Give em all you got up there Harvey . . we love you and miss you.

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