Death of Doug Marlette

December 6, 1949 - July 10, 2007
Hillsborough, North Carolina | Age 57

Pulitzer-winning cartoonist killed in auto accident at age 57
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Doug Marlette, the North Carolina-born cartoonist who won a Pulitzer Prize and created the popular strip "Kudzu," was killed in a car accident Tuesday morning in Mississippi, authorities said. He was 57.

Marlette, who joined the Tulsa (Okla.) World last year, was the passenger in the car, which struck a tree after skidding on a rain-slicked road, said John Garrison, the coroner in Mississippi's Marshall County.

"Evidently, it hydroplaned, left the highway and struck the tree,...

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