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Famed Children’s Book Co-Author Jan Berenstain Dies

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“The Berenstain Bears'” co-creator Jan Berenstain has died at the age of 88, according to a Facebook page dedicated to the furry characters Berenstain and her husband created.

“It is with very sad hearts we inform you that our dear Jan died on Friday, February 24. We are grateful for all of your very kind thoughts. Please remember her family at this very difficult time,” said a statement on the Berenstain Bears Facebook page.

Berenstain and her husband, Stan, were already successful cartoonists when they decided to transition to writing children’s books.

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Pictured: Jan Berenstain

(Source: Berenstain Bears Facebook Page)