Michael Bond, creater of the Paddington Bear book series has died.
He was 91.
Publisher HarperCollins confirmed that Bond passed away at home on Tuesday following a short illness.
Today is a very sad day. Michael Bond CBE will be missed by many. pic.twitter.com/ZoCb5sU2V9— Paddington (@paddingtonbear) June 28, 2017
Bond published over 200 childrens books, but is probably best known for A Bear Called Paddington, written in 1956.
Over 35m copies of Paddington books have been sold worldwide.
Paddington was made into a live action movie in recent years, with a sequel due out later in 2017.