DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Peyo (aged 64)
-Belgian cartoonist (The Smurfs)
Pierre Culliford (French: [kylifɔʁ]; 25 June 1928 – 24 December 1992) was a Belgian cartoonist who worked under the pseudonym Peyo ([pejo]). His best-known works are the comic strips The Smurfs and Johan and Peewit, in which the Smurfs first appeared.
DEATH: On Christmas Eve 1992, Peyo died of a heart attack in Brussels at age 64.