Wildfire Destroys Home of ‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schulz


The home of "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the recent Northern California wildfires.

Charles' son Monte says his father's widow Jean was able to evacuate and is staying with a daughter.

The Schulzes built the home in the 1970s and the cartoonist lived there until he died in 2000.

“It’s the house he died in. All of their memorabilia and everything is all gone.”

Monte also says he hadn't heard from his step mother and was told about the fires from his brother Craig, who also lost his home in the fire.

“The fire came by at, like, two in the morning. Everything’s gone.”

Charles did most of his work in an outside studio and the majority of his original artwork and memorabilia are at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa.

However, Monte says the loss of the home is still hard.

“I had memories of being in that house. I never lived there but I visited all the time. That time of our lives is now completely erased.”

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