Hank Ketcham’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 14, 1920

Death Date

Jun 1, 2001

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jun 1, 2001



The cartoonist Hank Ketcham died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Painter and cartoonist who created Dennis the Menace. In 1953, he won the Reuben Award. Early in his career, he worked on Fantasia and Bambi for Walt Disney.

He married Rolande Praepost in 1969.

Hank Ketcham, whose lovable scamp “Dennis the Menace” tormented cranky Mr. Wilson and amused readers of comics for five decades, died Friday at age 81. Ketcham, who died at his home in Pebble Beach, had suffered from heart disease and cancer, said his publicist, Linda Dozoretz.



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