Creator of Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo character dies at 88 - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Creator of Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo character dies at 88

The latest iteration of Chief Wahoo is a rendiion of Walter Goldbach's original 1946 illustration. (Source: AP Images) The latest iteration of Chief Wahoo is a rendiion of Walter Goldbach's original 1946 illustration. (Source: AP Images)
MEDINA, OH (WOIO) -

The creator of the Cleveland Indians Chief Wahoo character passed away this week at the age of 88.

Walter Goldbach, a longtime Hinckley resident, died on Wednesday at Medina County hospice, CBS Local reports.

Goldbach, a sign painter who worked in Northeast Ohio, created the iconic -- and controversial -- logo as a teenager in 1946.

The character was meant to represent the team, and was the first of many Wahoo iterations over the decades.

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