TED BENOIT Passes Away at 69

"The Francis Blake Affair" by Ted Benoit
Credit: Ted Benoit
Credit: Ted Benoit

French artist Thierry "Ted" Benoit passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at age 69, according to Darguard.

Best known for his work in the "Blake & Mortimer" series with The Francis Blake Affair and The Strange Encounter with writer Jean Van Hamme, Benoit also created the Bingo Bongo series. His most recent work was 2014's Philosophy In The Pool.

Born July 25, 1947 in Niort, Deux-Sèvres, France, Benoit burst onto the European comic book scene in the late 1970s with Hospital, from which he won the "Best Writer" award from the 1979 Angoulême Festival.

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