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Controversial cartoonist Larry Pickering has died aged 76 following a long illness.

He died on Monday night surrounded by his family after losing a two-year battle with cancer. He leaves behind wife Carol and 11 grandchildren.

Pickering, who won four Walkleys, drew cartoons that featured in The Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as other newspapers.

The cartoonist and satirist was never afraid to shy away from awkward subjects and was renowned for refusing to be politically correct.

He courted controversy last year by giving a speech slamming Muslims to the right-wing Q Society,

'Let's be honest, I can't stand Muslims,' Pickering told the gathering.  'If they are in the same street as me, I start shaking.'

Pickering, who also donated one of his cartoons featuring the rape of a woman in a niqab by her son-in-law as an auction item, wryly added he didn't think all Muslims were bad.

He officially retired in the 1980s but returned to drawing cartoons after Julia Gillard rose to power.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6408065/Controversial-cartoonist-Larry-Pickering-dies-aged-76-following-long-illness.html

RIP Larry!
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Wow that was  a shock...  never expected that.
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PostSubject: Re: Controversial cartoonist Larry Pickering dies aged 76 following a long illness   Controversial cartoonist Larry Pickering dies aged 76 following a long illness EmptyWed 21 Nov 2018, 2:30 pm

Larry, apparently, had lung cancer for 2 years! That in itself is unusually long. I presume he was rolling his own until the end.

Most people I know who have had lung cancer lasted at the most 5 months ... with or without chemo or whatever. Some had given up smoking years before hand, others were still smoking until the last breath!
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