RICHARD THOMPSON Passes Away at 58

Cul De Sac by Richard Thompson
Credit: Richard Thompson
Credit: Universal Press Syndicate

Cul De Sac cartoonist Richard C. Thompson passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 due complications from Parkinson's Disease, according to Mike Rhode, who oversees the artist's official blog.

Born October 8, 1957, Thompson is best known for his popular newspaper strip Cul De Sac, which ran from 2004 to 2012. He also contributed a weekly strip, Richard's Poor Almanac, to The Washington Post's style section. The cartoonist won numerous awards for his work, including the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, the National Cartoonist Society's Magazine and Book Illustration Award, as well as both the Gold and Silver Funny Bone Awards from the Society of Illustrators.

In 2009, Thompson announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, which ultimately led to him ending his Cul De Sac strip in 2012.

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