The Trashman creator and underground comics legend passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.
The Comics Reporter announced the death of the cartoonist, who made his name working on The East Village Other in the late '60s.
"It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing this morning of Spain Rodriguez," said Ron Turner in the email. "He passed at home with his daughter and wife at his bedside at about seven this morning.
"He had been fighting cancer for a long time. He was a wonderful father, husband, and friend. His art challenged, changed and enlightened and entertained us for over five decades. His passing coincided with the penumbra eclipse of the moon, like Spain's shadow from the outer edge of the art world's face. Services are pending, please give the family some time."
Rodriguez's latest release was Cruisin' with the Hound: The Life and Times of Fred Toote, an autobiographical look back at his youth published by Fantagraphics Books.