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Tributes paid to Melinda Eskell

Melinda Eskell, who passed away in London

The industry has been remembering former MD of Ogilvy Sydney, and manager at Clemenger BBDO, Melinda Eskell, who passed away in London.

Since moving to Europe in 2005, Eskell worked at Unilever, Heineken and Strawberry Frog. Latterly, she joined Weber Shandwick as head of digital and integrated communications, Europe, based in Amsterdam.

Colleagues and industry figures have been remembering and paying tribute to Eskel, with many posting reactions to the news of her death via Twitter.

Colin Byrne, Weber Shandwick CEO (@capbyrne) said:"Here @WS_London & Europe we are mourning the loss of our snr digital colleague Melinda Eskell who died last night. Thoughts with her family."

Naomi Parry, director of Black Communications (@Naomiparry) said: "Vale Melinda Eskell. You were one in a million and have left a yawning hole in our lives. Thinking of Ray, Remy and Louis."

Christian McMahan (@cmac1122), managing partner of Smartfish Group said: "Sad to hear about the passing of friend Melinda Eskell last night in London. She was the real deal. RIP Melinda,prayers/thoughts to her boys."

Amsterdam based creative director Craig Lovelidge (@_craigology) said:"Sad news. My former Strawberryfrog MD Melinda Eskell passed away"; Brand and digital strategist @naseemasparks said:"RIP Melinda Eskell. The world will miss you. I will miss you."

@ben_arno said "@melindaeskell had such a great life. miss you already. You always made our business so simple with a love for life."

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