Felix Dennis, founder of the publishing company behind The Week and Viz, has passed away at the age of 67 following a long battle with cancer.
Dennis was renowned as a maverick and entrepreneur in the publishing world and founded Dennis Publishing in 1974 with the magazine Kung Fu monthly.
The independent publisher, of which Dennis was chairman, generates turnover in excess of £100m a year from more than 70 print and digital titles.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence have been asked to visit his Facebook page.
We are deeply saddened to announce that Felix Dennis passed away yesterday surrounded by his loved ones https://t.co/qElUuq2lWf— Felix Dennis (@FelixDennis) June 23, 2014