Albert Uderzo died at the age of 92 years on 24th March, 2020 at his home Neuilly, according to various media reports. He was born on 25th April, 1927 in Fismes, Marne and greatly regarded as one of the co-founder of highly loved French comic, Asterix series. During his childhood, he aspired to be an aircraft mechanic, although he already had some talent for the arts. During World War II, young Albert left Paris and traveled to Brittany, where he worked on a farm, and helped his father in the furniture business. He began his career as an artist in Paris after the war, in 1945, with Flamgerge or Clopinard, a small, one- legged elderly man who overcame all setbacks. In 1947-1948, he created new characters, such as Belloy and Arys Buck.
Albert Uderzo Career
However his career really took off when he met Goscinny in 1951 when he was 24 years old and immediately became the best friends. Almost after one year, both mutually decided to work together in the Paris delegation of the Belgian company World Press. They both worked together for almost nine years and created works such as Oumpah-pah, Jehan Pistolet and Luc Junior. Goscinny became an editor and Uderzo an artistic director of the children’s comic magazine Pilote created on 29th October 1959.
The first edition of the magazine published the Asterix series for the first time, which became a success in France. In 1961, after two years of being published in the magazine Pilote, the stories of the successful new series were published individually in a book – the first, called Asterix, the Gaul. Even after Goscinny’s premature death in 1977, Uderzo continued to illustrate the books in the series with an average of 1 album every three to five years. Despite death of Rene, the authorship of the books still indicates Goscinny and Uderzo.
Cause of Death:
Uderzo died in his sleep due to heart attack at home Neuilly and there were no links whatsoever to conclude inclusion of coronavirus. His son in law Bernard de Choisy said in a statement to French media,
“Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his Neuilly home of a heart attack with no links to the coronavirus. He had been very tired for several weeks.”
Albert Uderzo Biography
|Real Name||Alberto Aleandro Uderzo|
|Birth Date||25 April 1927|
|Died||24 March 2020|
|Birth Place||Fismes, France|
|Profession||Cartoonist, Writer, Artist|
Albert Uderzo Height, Weight and Body Measurement
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm Approx|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 72 kg – in Pounds – 158 lbs Approx|
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Waist Size||34 inches|
|Biceps Size||16 inches|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Albert Uderzo Affairs (Relationship Status)
|What was Albert Uderzo marital status? (single, engaged, married, in relation or divorce)||Married|
|How many children did Albert Uderzo have?||One (Sylvie Uderzo)|
|Who was Albert Uderzo wife?||Ada Milani|
Albert Uderzo Net Worth:
Not only in France but he was considered as one of the most popular and highly famous comic artists and illustrators in the world. Through his Asterix series, he built fanbase ranging not only kids, but adults as well. His net worth is around $50 million although this is just an estimation, no official report is available.
Trivia: Important Facts about Albert Uderzo
- He was born and raised in Fismes, France while died at Neuilly.
- When born, he was an Italian citizen, not French.
- He was kind of a rare child who born with six fingers on both hands.
- During childhood, he often pulled off additional finger violently in rage, thus later it was removed surgically.
- In 1929, he moved to eastern suburb of France called Clichy-sous-Bois and became one of the victims of racism against Italian immigrants.
- The true inspiration for him to become a comic artist was his oldest brother, Bruno.
- His brother Bruno was called for France-German war in 1939, because his father was too old while Albert was too young for army.