The household of “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz confirmed that his residence was demolished by California’s wildfires earlier this week.
The home in Santa Rosa caught hearth at about 2 a.m. on Monday, however not earlier than Schulz’s spouse, Jean, seventy eight, was capable of escape, her stepson Monte Schulz stated to the Kansas Metropolis Star. She shall be staying with household now, he stated.
“She could be very resilient,” Schulz informed the San Jose Mercury Information of his stepmother. “She is energetic and pragmatic and really robust.”
The home was constructed by the Schulz household within the Nineteen Seventies and it is the place the beloved cartoonist died as he slept at seventy seven-years-previous in 2000. Schulz was battling colon most cancers.
Monte Schulz stated that his brother, Craig, additionally misplaced his residence to the blazes.
The world’s largest assortment of Schulz’s paintings, the “Peanuts” comedian strips and different memorabilia is presently protected on the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Analysis Middle in Santa Rosa. The museum is presently closed as a result of the fires took out its electrical energy.
“The museum is ok,” the museum’s advertising director, Tracey Pugh, advised The Sacramento Bee on Wednesday. “There isn’t any hearth round it and every little thing is protected.”
There are “Peanuts” character sculptures in downtown Santa Rosa which might be reportedly nonetheless standing and have been untouched by the fires. However it’s a small comfort to Schulz’s household, who has misplaced all of his private belongings.
“He had a research with a drawing desk if he needed to do something (at residence),” Monte Schulz advised the Mercury Information. “Clearly that is all gone. All the things’s gone. It is unhappy. It is erased. The whole lot that was in there, each connection we needed to dad vis a vis that home, is gone now.”
The widespread wildfires in California have killed a minimum of 31 individuals and a whole lot are nonetheless lacking, ABC Information reported. The blazes have additionally torn by means of over three,500 houses, companies and different properties, in addition to one hundred ninety,000 acres of land.
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