In some tragic news, Albert Uderzo has passed away at the age of 92.
Uderzo will forever be tied to Astérix, with the comic book artist creating that character and world alongside writer Rene Goscinny back in 1959. In addition to his Astérix art duties, Albert would also write these tales until 2009 following the death of Goscinny in 1977.
Across Europe, the reach of Astérix is undeniable – with the property selling staggering numbers of comics, being translated into more than 100 languages, being adapted in animation and live-action, and even spawning Astérix-centric theme parks.
Albert would retire in 2011, leaving behind him a stunning career of work that touched so many.
The thoughts of all here at STARBURST go out to the family, friends, and fans of Albert Uderzo. Rest in peace, sir.