DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Bil Keane (aged 89)
Cartoonist (The Family Circus)
William Aloysius Keane (October 5, 1922 – November 8, 2011), better known as Bil Keane , was an American cartoonist most notable for his work on the newspaper comic The Family Circus. It began in 1960 and continues in syndication, drawn by his son Jeff Keane.
DEATH: Bil Keane died on November 8, 2011, at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona (near Phoenix), at age 89. The cause of death was given as congestive heart failure. He was buried, alongside his wife, in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery of Phoenix, Arizona.