Death of Andre Cassagnes

1927 - January 16, 2013
Bryan, Ohio

Etch A Sketch creator dies in France
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The Associated Press

BRYAN, Ohio (AP) — Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy's maker said. He was 86.

Cassagnes died on Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb, said the Ohio Art Co., based in Bryan in northwest Ohio. The cause wasn't disclosed Saturday.

"Etch A Sketch has brought much success to the Ohio Art Company, and we will be eternally grateful to Andre for that....

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