Deadpool and Star Wars Artist Ty “Bong” Dazo Passes Away at 53

Ty "Bong" Dazo

Marvel artist Ty “Bong” Dazo known for his work on Deadpool and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has passed away at the age of 56 after a long fight with cancer.

His agent David Campiti remembered Bong Dazo in a touching post where he described the artist as “a big, powerful presence “built like Buddha” with talent and personality to match.”

Bong Dazo was also a well established artist in the Philippines. He also was an animation director, community actor, and a sculptor. He created customized action figures.

Along with his work on Deadpool and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, he also worked on The Flash, The Irregulars, Jesse Rio, Bad Moon Rising, The Markings, MaxShift, and most recently Belle: Beast Hunter for Zenescope.

A number of fans, publishers, and his peers expressed their sympathy and just how much they loved his work!

Bong Dazo passed away on June 29, 2018 from liver cancer. He is survived by his wife Jessican and their two children Johan and Jianon. A wake for Dazo will be held at St. Peter Memorial Chapel, Bancal, Meycauayan, Bulacan.

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