Felix Dennis, the magazine publisher, poet, entrepreneur and philanthropist has died at his home in Dorsington, Warwickshire, aged 67. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. The family announcement said he died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Felix Dennis passed away yesterday surrounded by his loved ones. After a long and painful battle with cancer, Felix died peacefully at his home in Dorsington, aged 67.”
“Felix was a publishing legend, famed for his maverick and entrepreneurial style and, more lately, a successful and much loved poet. He will be greatly missed.”
“Thank you to the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Felix, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”
Felix Dennis’s company, Dennis Publishing, pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the United Kingdom. Famously, he was co-editor of Oz, which led to him being one of the “Oz three” defendants eventually found not guilty following the 1971 Old Bailey obscenity trial about the title’s content. In 1987, he co-founded MicroWarehouse, with Peter Godfrey and Bob Bartner, a company that pioneered direct IT marketing via high quality catalogues. It was sold to a private investment group in January 2000. This created the bulk of Dennis’ personal wealth.
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