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William Hamilton, Longtime New Yorker Cartoonist, Killed in Car Accident

LEXINGTON, Ky. — William Hamilton, a longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine known for satirizing the wealthy, has died in a car accident in Kentucky. He was 76.

New Yorker spokeswoman Adrea Piazza confirmed Hamilton's death in a statement Monday.

Lexington police Lt. Matthew Greathouse said the car Hamilton was driving went through a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck Friday in Lexington. Greathouse said Hamilton was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The cause of death wasn't immediately released. Funeral arrangements were pending.

In his 51-year career, Hamilton's cartoons often focused on money and depicted corporate executives or characters in suits and gowns in lavish dining settings or parties.

The magazine paid tribute to Hamilton on Sunday with a display of his cartoons on its website.