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.