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May 23, 2007

Biographer: Herge Died From AIDS

A lot of sites are picking up on a news story that I think originated here where biographer Philippe Goddin states that the cartoonist Herge died of infections brought on by AIDS, likely picked up by the artist in a blood transfusion. It was previously believed that the culture-defining cartoonist, real name Georges Remi, had passed away because of leukemia.

I'm not certain this is all that interesting beyond it being an historical footnote and a window on a time when blood reserves were improperly screed: both leukemia and AIDS make you dead, after all.
posted 11:06 am PST | Permalink

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