Dezeen regrets to announce that founder, CEO and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at the age of 54.
Marcus, who was a brilliant journalist, visionary entrepreneur and much-loved father, husband, colleague and friend, was taken to hospital on Tuesday last week after becoming unwell. He died on Thursday 30 June 2022.
Marcus forever stamped his mark on the architecture and design industries as a pioneering, creative and ambitious journalist. Not least through Dezeen, which he launched in his spare bedroom in 2006 and grew to become the world’s most popular and influential online architecture, interiors and design magazine.
Dezeen also announced a 24-hour news stop on their website and their social media channels for the next 24 hours as they try to come to terms with the news.