It is an unfortunate day for Solo Leveling fans as the official REDICE Studio twitter account has announced that the artist for the extremely popular webtoon – Solo Leveling, Sung-rak Jang has passed away today.
In the tweet, REDICE studio mentioned that Sung-rak Jang or better known as DUBU within the Solo Leveling community passed away due to a brain hemorrhage, as translated by Google Translate. The official statement also mentions they heartfelt thanks to the readers and the community who cherished Sung-rak Jang’s work on Solo Leveling.
Solo Leveling is one of the most iconic power-fantasy manhwa that features god-tier artwork and an immersive world-building that features Sung Jinwoo as the main protagonist of the story. With the ending of Solo Leveling recently, it feels as if the legacy that he left us will forever hold a special heart to the fans and the community for Solo Leveling.
It is truly unfortunate that Sung-rak Jang will not be around to see his work on Solo Leveling be adapted into an anime by MAPPA Studio. And with the sudden announcement of his passing, it’s a nice reminder for everyone to cherish the people around time, as you might not know when would be their last days on earth.