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Pierre Sadek, 76, Lebanese caricaturist

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s leading caricaturist, Pierre Sadek, who was famous for his decades of work poking fun at politicians, died Wednesday. He was 76, said the state-run National News Agency.

A graduate of the Lebanese Academy for Fine Arts, Mr. Sadek worked for several newspapers, including An-Nahar. In 1986, he became Lebanon’s first caricaturist to do his drawings on television as part of the main evening newscast.

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He had several publications, including ‘‘Laugh with Pierre Sadek at Politicians.’’

In his drawings, Mr. Sadek expressed the viewpoint of the Lebanese citizen, always depicted wearing the traditional costume of black baggy pants and a red cap.

He rarely spared any politicians from criticism in his drawings, which were published during and after the country’s 1975-1990 civil war.

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