Sorry to hear this. I am glad that the movie gave him more widespread recognition in his final years. His stuff wasn't always my cup of tea, but I admired the fact that a guy like him (a Joe Blow) could make it as a writer.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
I finally got my Batman and it was...yeah..it was ok? I loath Grant Morrison and found that Hickman utterly failed on FF with focusing on kids instead of what fans have been waiting for since ASM #1, Spiderman as a legit member of the Fantastic Four.