Mexican comic book writer and screenwriter Francisco Gerardo Haghenbeck died on Sunday at the age of 56, due to complications caused by Covid-19, official sources said.
“We regret the death of Mexican writer and scriptwriter Francisco Gerardo Haghenbeck. Winner of the 2013 Nocte Prize for best foreign book, with the work ‘El diablo me obligó (2011)’, reacted to the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico City, in a message published on the social network Twitter.
However, the Coordination of Cultural Diffusion of the National Autonomous University of Mexico stated that “Mexican graphic novels and comic books would not be the same without the work of Francisco Haghenbeck”.
“We regret the death of this essential writer and screenwriter. Our condolences to family and friends, ”he added.
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Haghenbeck’s family, who is the only Mexican to have written a version of Superman for DC Comics in 2002, it launched a social media campaign on Friday to get blood donors.
The whole Haghenbeck Correa family is very moved and grateful to the whole family, friends, acquaintances and to the community of Tehuacan in general for the quick response to our request for blood donation ”, wrote the woman, Lillyan Funes.
However, on Sunday, film director Sebastián del Amo, who was developing a series based on Haghenbeck’s novel ‘Bitter Drink’, dated in 2006, announced the death of the writer.
“A great writer, friend, accomplice, creative partner has just died. Rest in peace Francisco Haghenbeck ”, wrote Del Amo on the social network Facebook.
Haghenbeck was the creator of the book “El diablo me obligó” (2011), which inspired the Netflix platform to make the ‘Diablero’ series.
Born in Mexico City in 1965, Haghenbeck studied architecture at the University of La Salle, worked in several museums and founded the publishing house dedicated to Mexican comics Costal de Huesos. Between 1999 and 2001, together with Brian Augustyn and Oscar Pinto, he wrote the script for Crimson, a fantasy and horror comic series, first published by Image Comics and later as part of DC Comics’ ‘Wildstorm’ line.
Haghenbeck’s works include “Only once, shows the passion and melancholy of Agustín Lara” (2007), “The Nazi code” (2008), “Breath to death” and “The secret book of Frida Kahlo” (2009) and “For a handful of bullets” (2016) and “Sympathy for the devil” (2019), sequel to “The devil forced me”, among others.
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