Legendary comic book professional Dick Giordano passed away this morning. He was 77 years old. He was a most famous as an inker, but he also was a penciller, editor and executive with DC Comics.
Mr. Giordano had a long career in comic books, starting at Charlton Comics in the early 1950s. He came to fame in the 60s inking the work of equally legendary Neal Adams on DC's Batman and Green Lantern/Green Arrow books that are now considered classics.
I read many comic books as a kid that Mr. Giordano worked on and his inks always complimented and enhanced the penciler's work, it never overpowered the penciler's lines. He served as mentor to several inking assistants including Terry Austin and Klaus Janson of X-Men and Daredevil fame respectively.
More on his passing in this Comic Book Resources post.