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Jean Cabut Obituary

Jean Cabut (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Jean Cabut (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Jean Cabut, 76, widely known as Cabu, established himself as one of France's best-known cartoonists over a career that spanned 60 years.

He served in the French military during the Algerian war for independence in the late 1950s, and later drew cartoons for several publications. Among them was Hara-Kiri, a satirical magazine that emerged in the '60s and was considered a forerunner of Charlie Hebdo.

One of Cabut's recurring characters was the Grande Duduche, a skinny, blond schoolboy bearing some resemblance to Cabut himself.

Cabut's son, Mano Solo, a prominent singer and composer, died in 2010 at age 46.

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