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Danish actor Palle Huld dies

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Published: Monday, December 6, 2010, 12:56 [IST]

Melbourne (ANI): Danish actor Palle Huld, who is apparently the inspiration behind Belgian cartoonist"s creation 'Tintin", has died at the age of 98. Huld died on November 26 in a retirement home in Copenhagen. The cause of death has not been mentioned.

In 1928, he won a competition organised by Danish newspaper that wanted to send a teenager would-be-reporter around the globe, reports News.com.au. For 44 days, the 15-year-old travelled to North America, Japan, Siberia and Germany, and was greeted by 20,000 people upon his return to Copenhagen.

Herge, the pen name of Belgian author Georges Remi, heard of Huld's journey which reportedly inspired him to create comic book 'Tintin", the globe-trotting reporter.

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