British illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist, and author Raymond Briggs has passed away.
He has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children.
Briggs, who was born on January 18, 1934, in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, is best known in Britain for his story The Snowman, a book without words whose cartoon adaptation is televised and whose musical adaptation is staged every Christmas.
Raymond Briggs Cause Of Death
Raymond Briggs died on August 10, 2022.
Briggs’ family confirmed his death in a statement;
“We know that Raymond’s books were loved by and touched millions of people around the world, who will be sad to hear this news. Drawings from fans – especially children’s drawings – inspired by his books were treasured by Raymond, and pinned up on the wall of his studio.
“He lived a rich and full life and said he felt lucky to have had both his wife Jean, and his partner of over 40 years Liz in his life.”
The cause of his death has not been announced yet.
Raymond Briggs Age
He was 88 years at the time of death.
Raymond Briggs Wife
Raymond Briggs was married to his wife Jean Briggs. The couple got married in 1963 and they were still together until his wife who suffered from schizophrenia, died from leukemia in 1973, two years after his parents’ death.
Raymond Briggs Children
The late Raymond Briggs did not have children. Although he was married for 10 years before his wife’s death, the couple did not have kids.
Raymond Briggs Parents
Raymond was born to Ernest Redvers Briggs, a milkman, and Ethel Bowyer, a former lady’s maid-turned-housewife, who married in 1930.
Raymond Briggs Siblings
No records about his siblings, it’s unknown whether he had a brother or sister.
Raymond Briggs Net Worth
Raymond Briggs has an estimated net worth of $3 million at the time of death in 2022.
Raymond Briggs Funeral
His funeral will be held very soon, arrangements have not been put in place yet.