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Tove Jansson

Age: 86

Finnish author and artist who wrote and illustrated a series of children's books that featured the Moomins, indefatigable trolls. The books, which include Comet in Moominland (1945) and Moominland Midwinter (1958), have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Died: Helsinki, June 27, 2001

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