Harvey Pekar, 1939-2010

Another tough blow for Cleveland: The great comic book writer Harvey Pekar has died. Pekar, who was portrayed by Paul Giamatti in the film based on his long-running series American Splendor, was also able to claim one of television’s most uncomfortable moments when he badgered David Letterman about then-NBC owner General Electric’s corporate malfeasance. Pekar was 70.