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Artist behind beloved French comics ‘Asterix and Obelix’ dies aged 92

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Albert Uderzo, who drew the "Asterix and Obelix" comics that delighted legions of children and adults over the past six decades, has died aged 92, his family said Tuesday.

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"Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly, after a heart attack that was not linked to the coronavirus. He had been extremely tired for the past several weeks," his son-in-law Bernard de Choisy told AFP.

Uderzo and author René Goscinny are known as the "fathers" of the French comic series about a small village of Gauls who stand up to Roman occupiers.

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