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In memoriam

Guy W. Stoos has died



Guy W. Stoos was known for his caricatures for Woxx as well as for satirical weekly De Neie Feierkrop, which he co-founded in 1993.   (Photo: Déi Lénk/Archives)

Guy W. Stoos was known for his caricatures for Woxx as well as for satirical weekly De Neie Feierkrop, which he co-founded in 1993.   (Photo: Déi Lénk/Archives)

Cartoonist and Déi Lénk politician Guy W. Stoos passed away Tuesday night at the age of 71.

Tributes have flooded in for Guy W. Stoss, whose death was announced on Wednesday morning. A talented caricaturist and politically committed man of the left, Stoos was known as a co-founder of satirical weekly De Neie Feierkrop and as a councilor in the City of Luxembourg between 2003 to 2006. He was a candidate for  Déi Lénk in the centre constituency at the 2013 national parliament elections.

Minister of culture, Sam Tanson (Déi Gréng) praised Stoos for his work as an artist, but also his "uncompromising" political commitment, and expressed her condolences to his family and friends.

Former Déi Lénk MP David Wagner, who worked with Stoos at Woxx, also offered his tribute, saying that Stoos drew for those who did not have a voice. “His humour and gentleness could hardly be surpassed,” Wagner said in a tweet.

Stoos also campaigned for foreigners’ rights with Asti and contributed to a book marking the association’s 40th anniversary.

Another former Woxx colleague, investigative journalist Luc Caregari who is also president of the ALJP Luxembourg professional journalists association, said he was “devastated” by the news.

Back in 2003, to mark the 10th anniversary of De Neie Feierkrop, Stoos and his co-founders René Clesse, Jacques Drescher and Christian Schubert graced the cover of our sister publication Paperjam.