Clifford the Big Red Dog's creation in 1963 by Norman Bridwell began a half century relationship. That ended Friday with the death of the beloved illustrator and author.
He had been at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital for three weeks following a fall and had other ailments, as well as cancer. Mr. Bridwell passed away surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, his daughter (who was the inspiration for Emily Elizabeth), his son, and three grandchildren.
Norman Bridwell 2/15/1928 - 12/12/2014
|Bridwell in 2011, holding a copy of the first Clifford the Big Red Dog book.|