Norman Bridwell


Age: 86

Summary: illustrator whose story about a girl and her puppy marked the birth of the franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog who wrote and illustrated more than 40 Clifford books from Clifford & the Grouchy Neighbors to Clifford Goes to Hollywood starting in 1963 and have sold more than 120 million copies worldwide along with cartoons, a feature film, a musical, stuffed animals, key chains, posters, and stickers.

Cause of Death: Complications from a recent fall

Born: February 15, 1928

Died: December 12, 2014

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts