The world has lost an incredibly artistic, creative man.
We're sad to announce that Family Circus cartoonist Bil Keane passed away yesterday at 89 years old due to congestive heart failure.
His memory will live on through his comic strip, which is featured in almost 1,500 newspapers across the United States!
Here's what Bil said was the goal of his work:
"I would rather have the readers react with a warm smile, a tug at the heart or a lump in the throat as they recall doing the same things in their own families."
Such sweet words!
Our thoughts go out to Bil's five children, as well as his many, many fans.
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