Larch Felix, a Swedish painter who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, was killed in a traffic accident.
The Swedish cartoonist who drew satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was killed in a traffic accident in southern Sweden.
Larch Felix Swedish Painter
Larch Felix, 75, drew a dog with the face of a man he said belonged to the Prophet Muhammad, angering Muslims around the world in 2007 after the cartoons were published.
According to Swedish media reports, Felix travelled on Sunday in a police car that crashed with a truck near Markarid, southern Sweden.
Two police officers were killed in the accident, while the driver of the vehicle was injured.
Felix was living under police protection after receiving death threats for his drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.
Muslims believe that depicting the Prophet Muhammad is disrespectful.
Felix’s cartoons appeared a year after a Danish newspaper published another series of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Larch Felix Famous Works
In 1980, Lars Vilks began building two statues of Nimis (a structure of 75 tons of driftwood) and Arx (“fortress” in Latin, stone structure) within the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, between northwest Skåne in Sweden. Unfortunately, the Swedish authorities discovered these inaccessible statues two years after the erection, who decided to destroy them. After many calls, Lars Felix’s trial to ban this demolition was closed in favour of local authorities.
Larch Felix Net Worth
Larch has a net worth of $5 million as of 2021.