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Publisher Felix Dennis dies aged 67

Founder of Dennis Publishing, Felix Dennis, passed away on Sunday 22 June aged 67 following a battle with throat cancer.

"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," said a statement released by his office.

"Thank you for 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."

Dennis was one of the founders of 60s counterculture magazine Oz, where at one point he stood trial charged with conspiracy to corrupt public morals after a “schoolkids” issue of the magazine included a pornographic version of Rupert the Bear.

He later went on to establish Dennis Publishing in 1973, which today houses more than 50 titles, websites and mobile sites, including Men's Fitness, PC Pro, and The Week.

Messages of condolence can be sent to Wendy Kasabian, c/o 9-11 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PN or posted on Dennis’s Facebook page.