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Illustrator of Paddington Bear dies at 96

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After photographing Malayan bears at the London Zoo, Ms Fortnum depicted an endearingly frumpy refugee with a floppy hat and duffel coat. The character - his coat became blue and his hat red - was soon immortalised, along with Winnie-the-Pooh, Little Bear and the Berenstain Bears, in the ursine literary pantheon.

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HE was an orphaned immigrant from "darkest Peru" who took his name from the Central London railway station where he was rescued by an agreeable English couple named Mr and Mrs Brown. They spotted him on the platform, sitting alone on an old leather suitcase and sporting an odd-

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