DEAD: Chester Gould

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Chester Gould (aged 84)
Cartoonist

Chester Gould (November 20, 1900 – May 11, 1985) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, which he wrote and drew from 1931 to 1977, incorporating numerous colorful and monstrous villains.

DEATH: Gould retired December 25, 1977, and died May 11, 1985, in Woodstock, Illinois, of congestive heart failure. Gould is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock.

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