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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

'Oh, Good Grief!'

It seems Charlie Brown will never outwit Snoopy, never get the little red-headed girl and never kick that football. He won't get the chance.

Because of a continuing battle with colon cancer, "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz Tuesday announced that he will retire after the new year.

One of the world's most widely read comics will have its last original daily strip appear Jan. 3 and its final Sunday release Feb. 13. Then United Feature Syndicate, which has distributed "Peanuts" for almost five decades, will reissue old strips at least through the end of 2000.