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Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist behind Muhammad cartoon, dies at 86

BBC News

July 19, 2021

Kurt Westergaard, a Danish cartoonist whose caricature of the Prophet Muhammad outraged many Muslims worldwide, has died at the age of 86.

He died after a long illness, his family told the Berlingske newspaper on Sunday.

Westergaard was a cartoonist for the conservative Jyllands-Posten newspaper from the early 1980s.

He became world famous in 2005 for his controversial image of the Prophet Muhammad in the newspaper.