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France pays tribute to beloved New Yorker cartoonist Sempe | Life/Entertainment

Family, friends and fans are paying tribute to French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempet, whose simple, humorous drawings graced the covers of The New Yorker magazine and brought him international acclaim.

A funeral Mass for Sempa, affectionately known as Jay-Jay in the US, was held on Friday at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church in Paris. Friends and relatives have paid tribute to the artist, who died last week aged 89, and his legacy. A private burial took place in the famous Montparnasse City Cemetery.

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