Editorial and sports cartoonist, who worked for papers in Washington, DC, who designed the team logos for both the Boston Celtics and Washington Senators, of heart ailments in Silver Springs, MD at age 81.
Zang Auerbach, an artist and cartoonist who worked at a number of East Coast newspapers over the years, he is perhaps best known for creating the cartoon logo for the Boston Celtics. The Washington Post described his career thusly: "After the war, he became an editorial and sports artist and cartoonist for the Post and later for the Times-Herald. For 13 years before joining Kahn-Oppenheimer, he worked for the Evening Star. He drew sports figures including Babe Ruth and boxers Rocky Marciano and Joe Lewis. He also did such entertainers as Spike Jones, Billy Gilbert and Faye Emerson."
Attribution: NY Times, LifeInLegacy.com, FantaGraphics Books, Washington Post