Giannalberto Bendazzi sends word that Italian animator Osvaldo Cavandoli died in Milan on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007, of natural causes. He was 87. Bendazzi writes:
Osvaldo invented and animated La Linea, possibly the best known character Italian animation ever produced. A marvelous human being loved by everyone, he had been honored in June 2006 by the Annecy Museum and the Annecy International Animation Festival.