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13th Apr '16 7:23:39 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** While Blyton completed the [[NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy]] books in 1963. Newer stories of Noddy started showing up in the 70s years after Blyton's death in 1968.

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** While Blyton completed the [[NoddysToylandAdventures [[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy]] books in 1963. Newer stories of Noddy started showing up in the 70s years after Blyton's death in 1968.
1st Apr '16 10:25:03 PM arkryoga
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* ''The Born Loser'' also kept it in the family: Creator Art Sansom died in 1991, and his son Chip Sansom has been the artist since.
20th Mar '16 9:57:58 PM arkryoga
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' (the US one).
* ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' (which has been running daily since 1930)

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' (the US one).
* ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' (which
''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'', which has been running daily since 1930)1930; creator Chic Young died in 1973.
20th Mar '16 9:26:37 PM arkryoga
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* Noboru Yamaguchi the author of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' died of Cancer in 2013, with 20th Light Novel volume of the series released 2 years prior but with some material to release the following volume ready, the series was nearing its climax and was a constant hit in sales; Noboru had rough notes and manuscripts of how the series would end, with this the publisher Media Factory decided to pick someone capable of finishing writing the series in his place, 3 more books to end the series at the 23th volume was scheduled, in February 2016 the 21th Volume finally reached the stores, the new author is being kept in secrecy, Noboru Yamaguchi is being credited as the sole writer as tribute.

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* Noboru Yamaguchi the Yamaguchi, author of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', died of Cancer cancer in 2013, with 20th Light Novel LightNovel volume of the series released 2 years prior but with some material to release the following volume ready, the ready. The series was nearing its climax and was a constant hit in sales; Noboru had rough notes and manuscripts of how the series would end, with this end. With this, the publisher publisher, Media Factory Factory, decided to pick someone capable of finishing writing the series in his place, 3 more books to end the series at the 23th volume was scheduled, in scheduled. In February 2016 2016, the 21th Volume 21st volume finally reached the stores, stores; the new author author's name is being kept in secrecy, Noboru secret, and Yamaguchi is being credited as the sole writer as tribute.


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* ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS'' creator Hank Ketcham died in 2001, and his former assistants have carried on the strip ever since.


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* ''ComicStrip/AlleyOop'' is on its third set of creators. V.T. Hamlin, who created the strip in 1932, retired in 1971, and his assistant Dave Graue took over. When Graue retired in 2001 (and died a few months later), his assistant Jack Bender took over.
18th Mar '16 7:58:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' is a prime example. Howard committed suicide at only thirty years old and left a number of stories unfinished, leading first to posthumous collaborations and then later to full-blown original short stories and novels by other authors and an ongoing line of comic books.

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* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' is a prime example. Howard committed suicide at only thirty years old and left a number of stories unfinished, leading first to posthumous collaborations and then later to full-blown original short stories and novels by other authors and an ongoing line of comic books.



* The ''WheelOfTime'' series, with the added benefit of having been unfinished when the AuthorExistenceFailure struck.
* ''{{Narnia}}'' - at least since the live-action movies raised its profile.

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* The ''WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series, with the added benefit of having been unfinished when the AuthorExistenceFailure struck.
* ''{{Narnia}}'' ''Literature/{{Narnia}}'' - at least since the live-action movies raised its profile.



* Three novels were added to Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' series by other authors and with permission from the Good Doctor's estate after he passed on to the Great Typewriter in the Sky.

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* Three novels were added to Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series by other authors and with permission from the Good Doctor's estate after he passed on to the Great Typewriter in the Sky.



* ''Film/TheGodfather'' books have outlived Mario Puzo.

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* ''Film/TheGodfather'' ''Literature/TheGodfather'' books have outlived Mario Puzo.



* Both ''NancyDrew'' and ''TheHardyBoys'' have outlived their most important creators. Edward Stratemeyer (who created the concept), Mildred Wirt Benson (Nancy's most prominent ghostwriter), Leslie [=McFarlane=] (the Hardys' most prominent ghostwriter), and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (the editor whose borderline {{Orwellian Retcon}}s of the series kept them from fading away) have all passed away, but new books are still being written.

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* Both ''NancyDrew'' ''Literature/NancyDrew'' and ''TheHardyBoys'' ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' have outlived their most important creators. Edward Stratemeyer (who created the concept), Mildred Wirt Benson (Nancy's most prominent ghostwriter), Leslie [=McFarlane=] (the Hardys' most prominent ghostwriter), and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (the editor whose borderline {{Orwellian Retcon}}s of the series kept them from fading away) have all passed away, but new books are still being written.



* Two of GeneRoddenberry's show ideas, ''EarthFinalConflict'' and ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', began after his death.

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* Two of GeneRoddenberry's Creator/GeneRoddenberry's show ideas, ''EarthFinalConflict'' ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' and ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', began after his death.



* Almost anything connected to an extremely popular musician who has suffered AuthorExistenceFailure will fall under this, especially if cashgrabbing relatives or estates happen to be involved. Some of the more notorious examples would be ElvisPresley, KurtCobain, [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]], TupacShakur, and Music/MichaelJackson.

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* Almost anything connected to an extremely popular musician who has suffered AuthorExistenceFailure will fall under this, especially if cashgrabbing relatives or estates happen to be involved. Some of the more notorious examples would be ElvisPresley, KurtCobain, Music/ElvisPresley, Music/KurtCobain, [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]], TupacShakur, Music/TupacShakur, and Music/MichaelJackson.
24th Feb '16 7:57:32 AM Goukenimaru
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* Noboru Yamaguchi the author of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' died of Cancer in 2013, with 20th Light Novel volume of the series released 2 years prior but with some material to release the following volume ready, the series was nearing its climax and was a constant hit in sales; Noboru had rough notes and manuscripts of how the series would end, with this the publisher Media Factory decided to pick someone capable of finishing writing the series in his place, 3 more books to end the series at the 23th volume was scheduled, in February 2016 the 21th Volume finally reached the stores, the new author is being kept in secrecy, Noboru Yamaguchi is being credited as the sole writer as tribute.
14th Jan '16 11:07:37 PM StrixObscuro
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* Aspen MLT, a comic book company founded by Creator/MichaelTurner, continues to put out comics, even though Turner himself died in 2008.
5th Jan '16 5:31:56 PM dotchan
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* ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' outlived Hiroshi Fujimoto (as the pen name Creator/FujikoFujio along with his partner Motoo Akibo), one of two creators.
5th Jan '16 5:29:32 PM dotchan
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* ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' outlived Hiroshi Fujimoto (as the pen name Creator/FujikoFujio along with his partner Motoo Akibo), one of two creators.
3rd Jan '16 4:05:42 AM StFan
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* The two comic strips drawn by Jeff [=MacNelly=], ''{{Shoe}}'' and ''{{Pluggers}}'', are both examples of this. Jeff started the former in 1977, but handed ''Pluggers'' over to artist Gary Brookins only four years after starting it in 1993. When Jeff died in 2000, Brookins took over on ''Shoe'', as well as many of the side jobs that Jeff had previously done (mainly political comic strips and the drawings in DaveBarry columns).

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* The two comic strips drawn by Jeff [=MacNelly=], ''{{Shoe}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' and ''{{Pluggers}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Pluggers}}'', are both examples of this. Jeff started the former in 1977, but handed ''Pluggers'' over to artist Gary Brookins only four years after starting it in 1993. When Jeff died in 2000, Brookins took over on ''Shoe'', as well as many of the side jobs that Jeff had previously done (mainly political comic strips and the drawings in DaveBarry columns).
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