Renowned illustrator Kim Jung Gi died Monday in Paris at age 47 after suffering a heart attack,

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According to a statement shared on Kim’s Instagram page, the South Korean artist had just completed his final engagement in Europe

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and was about to board a plane to New York, where he was scheduled to appear at Comic Con this week.

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After experiencing chest pains at the airport, Kim was taken for surgery to a nearby hospital, where he died.

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Kim was known for his exceptional ability to draw intricate illustrations entirely from memory

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with no references whatsoever, on large canvases with his trusty brush pen.

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The talented craftsman — who also contributed artwork to graphic novels, as well as Marvel and DC comics — held the Guinness World Record for longest drawing by an individual.

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“His sudden disappearance contrasts with the immense happiness he brought us,” read a statement from the Maghen gallery in Paris

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