|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1916|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 2001|
'Snuffy Smith' artist dies at 84
TAMPA -- Fred Lasswell, the cartoonist who drew Snuffy Smith for nearly 60 years, died Sunday morning of a heart attack in his Sunset Park home overlooking Tampa Bay.
He was 84 years old.
Mr. Lasswell leaves behind his wife of nearly 36 years, Shirley, 78, four children and two grandchildren. Tampa police said Mr. Lasswell's family was out of town at the time of his death and a caretaker was tending to him. The caretaker called 911 Sunday morning.
His family gathered at the home Sunday and did not wish to speak to reporters. His Jeep Grand Cherokee with the license tag "Snuffy02" was in the driveway.
His modest ranch-style home on Longfellow Avenue in South Tampa and his nearby office on N Westshore Boulevard were both relics of a different time, with their early 1960s architecture.
Shirley Basso Lasswell (1923 - 2007)
Margaret Leone Lasswell (1912 - 1987)*
Frederick Daniel Lasswell (1947 - 2012)*
Timothy J. Lasswell (1949 - 2003)*
Created by: REDMIST
Record added: Mar 03, 2011
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