"The Family Circus" Creator Bil Keane Has Passed
He was 89. Keane had been drawing the Family Circus for over half a century. Over the course of the comic's life, it appeared in over 1,500 newspapers across the country.
Jeff Keane, Keane's son who lives in Laguna Hills, Calif., said that his father died of congestive heart failure with one of his other sons by his side after his conditioned worsened during the last month. All of Keane's five children, nine grandchildren and great-granddaughter were able to visit him last week, Jeff Keane said.