Comics illustrator Kája Saudek dies aged 80

26-06-2015

Kája Saudek, the famous Czech comic illustrator, has died at the age of 80 at Prague’s Motol Hospital, Czech Television announced on Friday. The illustrator had been in hospital since 2006 after falling into a coma after food got stuck in his throat. He started drawing comics in the 1960s. Some of his work later found its way onto film when in 1966 his comics were used as the basis for ‘Who wants to kill Jessi?’ and four years later with ‘Four murders are enough darling.’