Jabra holds a cartoon he drew as a tribute to the slain Charlie Hebdo cartoonists during a rally on Samir Kassir Square in Beirut. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO
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Lauded Lebanese cartoonist Stavro Jabra passed away Sunday morning after battling a chronic illness, a source told The Daily Star. Jabra, who died aged 70, contributed to The Daily Star over the course of his decades longcareer.Melhem Imad, another well-known cartoonist and a friend of Jabra, passed away Friday.Born in Beirut in 1947, Jabra – known as STAVRO – rose to fame in the Middle East and around the world for his politicized cartoons.He was widely known for parodying Lebanese leaders and foreign political figures in his incisive satirical sketches.These publications included L'Orient Le Jour, The Daily Star and Al-Anwar. Jabra's work also appeared in foreign publications such as Der Spiegel, Le Monde and The New York Times.
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