Controversial Swedish cartoonist killed in road accident
Agencies | Stockholm
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Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who had lived under police protection since his 2007 derogatory sketch of Prophet Mohammed brought death threats, died from a traffic accident on Sunday, Swedish news media reported.
The accident reportedly involved a truck colliding with a civilian police car in which Lars Vilks and his police protection were traveling, news media said.
The Swedish news agency TT said police had confirmed that Vilks, 75, was traveling in the car with two police officers, and the newspaper Dagens Nyheter said the artist’s partner confirmed his death.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.