Juan Gimenez, the Argentine artist who collaborated with writer Alexandro Jodorowsky on The Metabarons series, has passed away after being diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus, his American publisher Humanoids announced via social media.  He was 76.

Gimenez worked in the 80s for Metal Hurlant and other European magazine, and began work on Metabarons, a property co-created by Jodorowsky and Moebius, in 1992.  The series has been published in multiple formats in the U.S. by Humanoids, including a paperback series that launched in 2016 (see "’The Metabarons’ Vol. 1"). Gimenez also provided the illustrations for the Metabarons RPG, published by West End Games in 2001 (see "’Metabarons RPG’ Debuts").