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December 14, 1999
Newspaper cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, age 77, creator of Peanuts, the world's most popular comic strip, announces his retirement. Peanuts, with its colorful assortment of characters—ranging from the long—suffering Charlie Brown, the bossy, sharp-tongued Lucy to the indomitable beagle, Snoopy, appears in 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and 21 languages. Schulz decides to retire to focus on fighting his colon cancer. He dies on February 12, 2000, the day before the last Peanuts cartoon runs, nearly 50 years after the strip's first appearance.
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