Danish artist Franz Füchsel, who was one of the 12 Muhammad cartoonists, has died.
Satirical cartoonist Franz Füchsel has died after a short illness, informs his daughter, according to TV2.
Füchsel was 89 years old.
Franz Füchsel was originally trained as a commercial artist, but already as a student he began to sell his funny little drawings to newspapers and magazines. It went so well that it became his livelihood.
Since 1946, he has drawn for, among others, Billed-Bladet, Hjemmet and for FDM's magazine, Motor. And for almost 50 years, he drew for Ekstra Bladet.
Füchsel always insisted on the right to say and draw his meaning.
Franz Füchsel was also one of the 12 artists who drew the Muhammad cartoons for Jyllands-Posten in 2005. Therefore, he has lived under police protection for years.
Still, he has maintained the right to say, write and draw whatever he thinks:
- I want to live in a country where my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will not be prevented from speaking their mind, although it may be contreversial, he said a few years ago to Fyens Stiftstidende.
Franz Füchsel leaves behind a wife, three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition, more than 30,000 cartoons, several children's books and texts.
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