French cartoonist Albert Uderzo, who became famous with Asterix and Obelix, is deceased at the age of 92. His family announced Tuesday.
Uderzo created the comic series along with scriptwriter René Goscinny, who died in 1977. The first story Asterix the Gaul in 1959 appeared in the comic magazine Pilote.
“Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly by a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus. He was very tired for weeks, “said his son Bernard de Choisy to AFP.
millions of comic books
Since Uderzo Goscinny with the writer more than half a century ago released the first album of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix, there are millions of copies sold worldwide. The comics have been translated into more than a hundred languages and dialects.
Asterix was a phenomenon: there are released over ten Asterix films, in 1989 opened a theme park near Paris, and hundreds of commercial products were designed.
Uderzo Goscinny made with not just entertainment, he inspired many young artists. Instagram massively bring artists tribute to the deceased artist.
Uderzo was born on April 25, 1927 as the son of Italian immigrants near Reims. Late forties he was, despite his blindness, one of the most successful artists of his generation. In 1951 Uderzo Goscinny met the talented writer.
Together they produced several comic series, but the greatest success, however, began in 1959 with Asterix. Until 1977, the year when Goscinny died at the age of 51, the duo had released more than twenty albums. Uderzo continued the series alone continue as a cartoonist and writer. His first story, “The broedertwist ‘, published in 1980.
From 2009, attracted suffering from osteoarthritis Uderzo increasingly back to the drawing board. Two years later, he carried the scepter to younger colleagues. The first Asterix Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad appeared in 2013.