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Monday, 21 July 2008

Children's author and artist, Richard Kidd drowns

The 56-year old British children's author and artist of several works, Richard Kidd, has died after being swept away by a strong current in Bataan’s Dunsulan Falls, a popular tourist waterfall in west of Manila in the Phillippines.

While visiting with his British girlfriend and dad who are both residents of the Asian country, Kidd had chosen to swim alone in the wide river, below the falls. The area was said to have been swollen from recent rains.

Kidd who has exhibited worldwide was especially famous for his storybook, Almost Famous Daisy which introduced children to the works of legendary historical painters. The plot is upheld by a lively storyline where its ambitious character signs up for a painting competition and subsequently travels the world following in the footsteps of the great artists, while in search of inspiration.

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