Cecile de Brunhoff

 

 

Age: 99

 

Summary: French storyteller who originated the tale of Babar the Elephant as a story told to her children, which was made popular by her husband Jean de Brunhoff, an artist and book illustrator, who with his son Laurent created nearly 50 books about Babar.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: October 16, 1903

 

Died: April 7, 2003

 

Location: Paris, France