Footrot Flats creator Murray Ball has died. He was aged 78.
He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and had been nursed at his Gisborne home for some time. He is survived by his wife Pam, and children, and grandchildren.
Like so many New Zealanders I grew up on Footrot Flats. I owned every single album as it would always be an easy Christmas present from my parents. Horse was of course my favourite character, followed by Dog.