NEWS: Quinn succumbs to brain disease at 58 after two-year fight

Malachy Quinn, the award-winning copywriter whose advertising career spanned more than 30 years, has died aged 58 after a two-year battle against degenerative brain disease.

Malachy Quinn, the award-winning copywriter whose advertising career

spanned more than 30 years, has died aged 58 after a two-year battle

against degenerative brain disease.



The former creative director was rushed to hospital last Sunday

suffering from pneumonia. He died shortly after he was admitted.



Quinn won acclaim as a writer of outstanding financial ads for

Mercantile Credit, Scottish Widows and Abbey Life. But he is best

remembered for his work for the Greek Tourist Organisation, which won a

silver at the 1982 Campaign poster awards.



Mark Robinson, the Publicis business development director who worked

with Quinn, said: ‘He was an urbane and knowledgeable man with a lot of

talent.’



The funeral takes place on Monday at 11.30am at the Marylebone

Crematorium Chapel in Finchley.



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