What an amazing career Frazetta had from doing Lil' Abner and cute animal comics to book covers to movie posters to album covers. I also just learned he did romance comics.
On top of his artistic talents, he almost became a pro Baseball player and turned down an offer to play for the New York Giants.
Here is the blurb on the New York Times art blog: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/frank-frazetta-fantasy-illustrator-dies-at-82/
I highly recommend the documentary about him called Frazetta: Painting with Fire. Here is the trailer.
He is certainly a pop culture art icon whose work just recently sold in the million dollar range. It is a sad loss.