The details are unknown but Dwayne McDuffie died today. The same day that his latest DVD project, the animated adaptation of All Star Superman went on store shelves. McDuffie was a founder of the Milestone line of comics, the creator of characters such as Static, and a writer who lent his talents to many DC Universe titles and screenplays for animated series. He was a talented individual who will be missed.
Update 2/ 25/2011: According to the LA Times, Dwayne McDuffie died after complications from emergency heart surgery at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. He was 49 years old.