Al Capp’s Death: Cause, Place, Age, and More!

Al Capp Death

The cartoonist Al Capp passed away at age 70, respectable.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Cartoonist who is best known for his satirical, hillbilly-themed comic strip, Li’l Abner. His other comic strips include Abbie an’ Slats and Long Sam, and he was the 1947 recipient of the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year.

At age nine, he lost his left leg in a trolley accident and was encouraged by his father to develop his artistic talents as a kind of post-accident therapy. During his younger years, he attended several art schools in New England.

He posthumously won the 1979 EC Segar Award.

How did Al Capp die?

Emphysema caused Al Capp's death in 1979.

Capp died at Mt. Auburn Hospital after a long illness, his attorney said. The cause of death was not released, but it was known that Mr. Capp suffered from emphysema, which had been given as one of the reasons for his decision in 1977 to retire and abandon the strip.

Information about the death of Al Capp
Cause of deathEmphysema
Age of death70 years
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1909
Death dateNovember 5, 1979
Place of deathSouth Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
Place of burialN/A


"There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital."

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"Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered."

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"Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution."

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"The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference."

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"The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke."

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