Clangers and Basil Brush creator Peter Firmin dies aged 89

Clangers and Basil Brush creator Peter Firmin dies aged 89
Clangers and Basil Brush creator Peter Firmin dies aged 89

The Clangers’ production company Coolabi confirmed the sad news in a statement, saying: “We are sad to announce that the artist Peter Firmin has passed away at his home in Kent after a short illness.

"He was eighty-nine.

“During a career spanning over six decades, Peter worked with great skill in a remarkably wide variety of creative disciplines as a fine artist, craftsman and author,” the statement, obtained by The Mirror, read.

“Of all his work he will probably be most fondly remembered for the characters he co-created and made.

“With Ivan Owen he created the cheeky fox Basil Brush, and with his long-time business

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