Danish Actor Who Was Inspiration for Tintin Dies

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Palle Huld, whose fame came from his around the world travels at 15, dies at 98

The Danish actor who was reportedly the inspiration for the Belgian cartoon Tintin, died Nov. 26 at 98, according to the Huffington Post

Palle Huld was 15-years-old when he won a competition organized by Danish newspaper that wanted to send a teenager would-be-reporter around the globe.

He traveled the world for 44 days and gained such fame in his reports that he was greeted by 20,000 people upon his return to Copenhagen.

Belgian author Georges Remi heard of Huld's journey which reportedly inspired him to create Tintin, the globe-trotting reporter.

Huld would late become a stage actor with Denmark's Royal Theater and appeared in 40 Danish films between 1933 and 2000.