Snowman creator Raymond Briggs left a huge sum for charity
The snowman’s creator, Raymond Briggs, left nearly his entire £6million fortune to charity, his will reveals.
Aside from a handful of gifts to friends, he urged trustees to distribute his inheritance to good causes.
The writer and illustrator was known as a self-proclaimed “grumpy old man” who lived simply – driving an old car and buying clothes from a charity shop.
He died in August at the age of 88. His wife Jean died of leukemia in 1973.
Liz Benjamin, his partner in her 40s, died in 2015.
Briggs, who also created Fungus the Bogeyman, left her home near Lewes, East Sussex, to her children.
He decreed that his gravestone should be inscribed “Raymond is not a normal person” – a favorite saying of his, first uttered in 1997 by Liz’s three-year-old granddaughter Connie.
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