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15th Jul '16 6:36:42 AM Willbyr
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* Animated adaptations/reboots of ''Manga/AstroBoy'', ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', and other works by Creator/OsamuTezuka are still being produced, over 20 years after the man's death.

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* Animated adaptations/reboots of ''Manga/AstroBoy'', ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'', and other works by Creator/OsamuTezuka are still being produced, over 20 years after the man's death.
13th Jul '16 2:37:32 AM PaulA
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* VCAndrews' Dollganger series.

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* VCAndrews' Dollganger series.Creator/VCAndrews' generational sagas about the [[Literature/DollangangerSeries Dollanganger]] and [[Literature/TheCasteelSeries Casteel]] families were continued after her death by a ghostwriter, who then went on to write several more series along similar lines that were published under her name.
9th Jun '16 6:35:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** On the other hand, the ''Peanuts'' TV specials did continue after Schulz's death. Bill Melendez, the director of nearly every ''Peanuts'' special since ''ACharlieBrownChristmas'', was still in charge, but then he died too, which also failed to stop new ''Peanuts'' TV specials from being made.

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** On the other hand, the ''Peanuts'' TV specials did continue after Schulz's death. Bill Melendez, the director of nearly every ''Peanuts'' special since ''ACharlieBrownChristmas'', ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'', was still in charge, but then he died too, which also failed to stop new ''Peanuts'' TV specials from being made.
18th May '16 6:06:40 AM Blazer
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* Creator/MontyOum passed away on February 1st, 2015 after a severe allergic reaction. ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is set to air its third volume sometime near the end of 2015 and Creator/RoosterTeeth has said they have enough notes and ideas from Monty prior to his death to keep going until volume ''5''.[[/folder]]

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* Creator/MontyOum passed away on February 1st, 2015 after a severe allergic reaction. ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is set to air its third volume sometime near the end of 2015 and Creator/RoosterTeeth has said they have enough notes and ideas from Monty prior to his death to keep going until up to a theoretical volume ''5''.''20'', but has said that it'll be as long as the creative team can take it..[[/folder]]
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.
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