As of yet, no details have been provided about the circumstances of Dillon's death; however, sources for EW are claiming he was "suffering from an unspecified illness."
Since Dillon is best known for co-creating the highly-acclaimed Preacher comic book series with Garth Ennis, and served as a co-executive producer on the television adaptation, AMC has now put out a statement: “Steve Dillon was an enormously talented illustrator who, with Garth Ennis, created a cult classic comic we were so proud to bring to television with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin and our partners at Sony. He will be missed.”
Rogen, an executive producer on the Preacher series, tweeted, “Devastated by the loss of Steve Dillon. My favorite comic artist who drew my favorite comics. RIP.”
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex -girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of charact ers from heaven, hell and everywhere in between.
Preacher: Season One is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. The second season of Preacher will premiere in 2017 on AMC.