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Bill Leak
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Bill Leak in August 2011
Born
Desmond Robert Leak

1956
Adelaide, South Australia
Died 10 March 2017 (aged 61)
Nationality Australian
Known for Illustrations and paintings

Bill Leak (born Desmond Robert Leak; 1956 – 10 March 2017) was an Australian editorial cartoonist, caricaturist and portraitist.

Leak was raised in Condobolin and Beacon Hill, Sydney. Leak studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in the 1970s.

Leak's cartoons were first published in 1983 in The Bulletin and after he drew for The Sydney Morning Herald until 1994, when he was recruited by News Limited to contribute to The Daily-Telegraph-Mirror and later to The Australian.

On 10 March 2017, Leak died in a hospital in Gosford, New South Wales following a suspected heart attack. He was 61 years old.


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