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
The funeral takes place on Monday at 11.30am at the Marylebone
Crematorium Chapel in Finchley.