R.I.P. Frank Frazetta, The Artist Of Our Fantasies

Frank Frazetta passed away earlier today. The creator of many of the genre's most iconic barbarians, warriors and monsters, not to mention Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers art, Frazetta's influence will go on forever.

Frazetta's art defiined "larger than life" and "epic" for generations of science fiction and fantasy fans, and it will live on in the genre he gave so much to. Here are just a few of our favorite Frazetta illustrations. You can see more over at FrankFrazetta.org. (Warning: a few of these images are probably NSFW.)

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According to Locus, the multiple award-winning Frazetta died of a stroke at a hospital in Florida, aged 82. It's a good thing Frazetta's adult children managed to resolve their dispute over control of thieir father's work a few weeks ago. According to an Associated Press article from April 23:

His children have been tussling over an estate estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars, filing dueling lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Florida. They resolved their differences following two days of mediation in Scranton, according to a statement issued by the family Friday. "Frank Frazetta is pleased to announce that all of the litigation surrounding his family and his art has been resolved. All of Frank's children will now be working together as a team to promote his remarkable collection of images that has inspired people for decades," the statement said.

[via Locus Magazine]