How Did Wally Fawkes Dies? Know More About Cartoonist and jazz Musician Life

It is with deep sadness and regret that we must report the passing of Wally Fawkes, a beloved British cartoonist and jazz musician, at the age of 98. For those who are not familiar with him, Fawkes was best known for his four-decade Strip Tease series in The Daily Express newspaper, as well as his renowned Flook Quartet jazz group. While most will remember him for his contributions to art and music throughout Britain, few may realize just how much Fawkes had achieved by the end of his long life—from serving in World War II to dedicating 30 years to the Royal Air Force Reserves afterward. Keep reading to know more about his life.

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Who was Wally Fawkes

Wally Fawkes was a multifaceted artist who pursued music and visual arts in his lifetime. He was born in 1924 in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to the UK seven years later. Due to illness he was unable to join in the Second World War, however, he kept busy by playing jazz in bomb shelters and camouflaging factories during this time – which led to him being nicknamed ‘Trog’.

In the 1950s, he played alongside Humphrey Lyttleton and Louis Armstrong, while also building his career as a cartoonist under Leslie Illingworth’s wing at the Daily Mail.

This resulted in his most famous work: Flook. The satirical strip ran from 1949 right up until 1985 and featured co-writers such as Lyttleton, singer-songwriter Quentin Blake and actor Richard Briers.

Wally Fawkes died on Wednesday due to complications from dementia at a nursing home in London surrounded by family and friends.

How Did Wally Fawkes Die?

Wally Fawkes, the beloved British cartoonist and jazz musician, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 98. He had been suffering from a short illness prior to his death. 

Tributes to Wally Fawkes on Social Media

Jamie Fawkes shares his love for his father on Facebook as: My lovely Dad died late Wednesday night
And I’m going to miss him

Flook by Trong shares his condolences: Have just heard that sadly Wally Fawkes passed on Wednesday. Goes without saying that this is a huge loss to the world of British cartooning. Thoughts are with his family at this time. Will post more in days to come.

Adam Smith Shares His Memories on Facebook as: Found out today about that my absolute favourite cartoonist Wally Fawkes had died Wednesday. He was 98 so this can’t be called a shock but it’s still sad. I can’t put into words my admiration for this man’s talent as a visual artist: I really think there was no one else like him in terms of being able to seamlessly combine the illustrative qualities of fine art with the abstracted energy of comics.

His legacy lives on through the countless works of art he created over his lifetime including illustrations for books by authors such as P.G Wodehouse, artwork for albums by jazz musicians like Art Pepper, and of course Flook. His loss has been greatly felt among those whose lives were touched by both his creativity and dedication to service.

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