From the Daily Press,
ESCANABA – William M. Baker, 55, of 505 S. 15th St., Escanaba, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at his home of natural causes. Funeral arrangements for William M. Baker are incomplete with the Crawford Funeral Homes assisting the Baker family.
Bill Baker had been writing about comics for a decade and a half, including Icons: The DC Comics And WildStorm Art of Jim Lee and books including interviews with Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, George Perez, Michael Abon Oeming , and many more, available here.
Those who knew him have been expressing their sadness and regret.
I'm saddened by the passing of writer Bill Baker. He was a good dude http://t.co/v3esn15IMf
— Jamal Yaseem Igle (@JAMALIGLE) February 21, 2014
The comics community lost one of the great interviewers, Bill Baker. I'm glad to have had the pleasure of knowing him. @JimLee
— Dennis Menard (@da_deman) February 21, 2014
Oh SHIT! No!! Bill was one of the Good Guys!!! Too young. Too fucking young! http://t.co/yDz0TognDw
— Dave Elliott (@DeevElliott) February 21, 2014