The official website for Kodansha’s Evening magazine has announced that manga creator Hiromichi Ōga passed away on November 6, 2020 due to aortic dissection.
Ōga and manga artist Hiroto Ōishi launched the Stalker Jokers (Stalker Jōka-dan, or Stalker Purification Team) manga in Evening in July 2018, and the series later moved to the Comic Days website. The manga changed to digital-only volumes, starting with the fourth volume on May 22, 2020. Kodansha released the fifth volume digitally on November 11, 2020.
Kodansha’s announcement stated that Kodansha is discussing the matter with Ōishi regarding the future of the manga, and will announce that decision at a later date.