Movie director and occasional comic book writer Kevin Smith suffered a major heart attack this past Sunday evening.
Smith reportedly was in between filming two stand-up specials when he suffered a massive heart attack in Glendale, California. Smith was scheduled for two shows at Glendale’s Alex Theater. The heart attack reportedly occurred around 6 pm Pacific time.
He was promptly rushed to the hospital where the doctor revealed Smith had 100% blockage in his LAD artery. Smith tweeted an update from his hospital bed.
After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground! pic.twitter.com/M5gSnW9E5h
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 26, 2018
Kevin Smith on Batman
Smith is most famous as the director of his Jay and Silent Bob movies. He also has an illustrious comic book writing career. He wrote some of the most popular issues of Daredevil, where he also garnered the infamous reputation for being extremely late. In 2009, he moved over to DC to write two Batman mini-series: Batman: Cacophony and Batman: The Widening Gyre.
More recently, Smith has focused on his podcast Fatman on Batman. Despite the name, it is not exclusively about Batman, but a general pop culture podcast. However, Smith is undisputedly a huge Bat-fan. Smith named his daughter Harley after Harley Quinn.