Tom Spurgeon has provided a comprehensive obituary
, while The Beat has some interesting details
about his life and art.
A great loss. My first clear memory of coming into contact with Frazetta's work was at second hand -- an older cousin of mine was an amateur artist with some talent (he later went into becoming a successful window designer), and I always admired a skateboard that he had painted up with a really amazing scene of a barbarian leaping at some villainous warriors. Only in later years did I realize that he likely traced a Frazetta painting, or sketched something similar, and painted in deliberate homage to him.