The artist, who created the classic French comic strip with writer René Goscinny in 1959, worked in the industry for 52 years, BBC News reports.
Uderzo took over writing duties on Asterix following the death of Goscinny in 1977. The final book they collaborated on was Asterix in Belgium, released in 1979.
Publisher Hachette recently confirmed that it has sold more than 350 million Asterix books worldwide. Uderzo added that he hopes the title will continue long into the future.
"I've decided there should be some continuity, and I want it to carry on for generations and generations," he told RTL.
A new Asterix is in the works for 2012 with an unnamed artist at the helm.
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