Celebrity U.S. Honors Schulz By People Staff Published on October 27, 1998 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Congress loves Charlie Brown. The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to permit President Clinton to present a Congressional gold medal “of appropriate design” to honor “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz. The cartoonist died in his sleep Saturday night after a battle with colon cancer. The House resolution noted that until his death at the age of 77, Schulz had “drawn every frame of his strip,” which had run seven days a week for nearly 50 years. “Whether through the Great Pumpkin Patch, the Kite Eating Tree, Lucy’s Psychiatric Help Stand, or Snoopy’s adventures with the Red Baron, ‘Peanuts’ has embodied human vulnerabilities, emotions and potential,” said the House resolution, which now must be passed by the Senate.