Raymon Briggs is mostly known for the 1978 children’s picture book “The Snowman” and When the Wind Blows (1983) has died at age 88.
A statement from his family said: “We know that Raymond’s books were loved by and touched millions of people around the world, who will be sad to hear this news. Drawings from fans – especially children’s drawings – inspired by his books were treasured by Raymond and pinned up on the wall of his studio.
“He lived a rich and full life, and said he felt lucky to have had both his wife Jean, and his partner of over 40 years Liz in his life.
“He shared his love of nature with Liz on South Downs walks and on family holidays to Scotland and Wales. He also shared his sense of fun and craziness with his family, and with his family of artist friends – at get-togethers, fancy dress parties and summer picnics in the garden.
“He played practical jokes and enjoyed them being played on him. All of us close to him knew his irreverent humour – this could be biting in his work when it came to those in power. He liked the Guardian editorial describing himself as an ‘iconoclastic national treasure’.”
The author Raymond Briggs has died aged 88. Briggs will be best remembered for his Cleveleys-based fantasy ‘The Foamman’, in which an amorphous blob of sea spume comes to life and takes a child on an amazing adventure. #raymondbriggs pic.twitter.com/wCH7sVpo3W— Cleveleys News™ (@cleveleysnews) August 10, 2022
Oh no, not Raymond Briggs. 😭— Nick 🇺🇦 (@TravelNick1) August 10, 2022
Most people know him for The Snowman, but I will always remember him for ‘When The Wind Blows’.
In fact, I may have to watch it later.
RIP #RaymondBriggs pic.twitter.com/dTMUITiCKo
So sad to hear about the death of #RaymondBriggs this morning. He was a fantastic author illustrator. His work has been a constant companion both in the classroom and of course at home during the festive season when we would share his stories of Father Christmas and the Snowman. pic.twitter.com/zcEBSyqtq0— Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves (@RS_Hargreaves) August 10, 2022
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