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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 

Asterix co-creator dies at 92

Albert Uderzo, the cartoonist who co-created the Asterix comic strips in 1959 (with the late René Goscinny), passed away at 92 years of age:
Albert Uderzo, the French comic book artist and scriptwriter best known for his work on Astérix, has died at the age of 92.

French news agency AFP said his family announced the news on Tuesday. It quoted his son-in-law as saying: "He died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly from a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus. He had been very tired for several weeks."

The son of Italian immigrants had retired from drawing in late 2011.
He was lucky if he wasn't infected by the recent outbreak, but it's still very sad he's now gone. I read a lot of his work in past decades, and the brand of Euro-humor he brought to Asterix was something to appreciate.

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