Bil Keane’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 5, 1922

Death Date

Nov 8, 2011

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death

Congestive Heart Failure

Place of Death

Nov 8, 2011



The cartoonist Bil Keane died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Cartoonist responsible for the syndicated series, The Family Circus. He has won the National Cartoonist’s Society Award for Best Syndicated Panel on four separate occasions.

He married Thelma Carne in 1948. They had five children: Gayle, Neal, Glen, Chris and Jeff, who is also an cartoonist.



I think it’s a novelty for cartoon characters to cross over into another strip or panel occasionally.


Jesus must have had a sense of humor. I like to think of Him as a guy who got people to listen to Him by leaving them laughing and chuckling with one another.


Many of the network television shows have done takeoffs on ‘Family Circus,’ including ‘David Letterman,’ ‘Friends,’ ‘Roseanne,’ and others, and, in my estimation the use of them is a compliment to the popularity of the feature, which just by mentioning it’s name sets up the image of a warm, loving family-type feature.


We have five children whom I love dearly and have exploited mercilessly for my cartoons.


Religion was a part of our home life when I was growing up. I attended Catholic school. It was a good education – for the spiritual end, as well as for its discipline.