The comic artist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, known as


, has died in Mendoza, his hometown, at the age of 88, according to several Argentine media reports.

Quino became world famous in the 1960s for the comic strips starring



Son of Spaniards

and holder of awards such as the

Prince of Asturias Award

for Communication and Humanities and the Medal of the Order and Letters of France, Quino developed the adventures of his most popular character between 1964 and 1973, although the stories of the iconic girl they have been replicated around the world to the present day.

For a few years, the author, who had moved to Mendoza from Buenos Aires at the end of 2017, after becoming a widower, suffered

health problems

, although he continued to attend various tributes to his work.

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