Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs dies aged 54

We are very sad to announce the sudden and unexpected death of Dezeen founder, CEO and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs 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. Following a short period in intensive care, he died on Thursday 30 June 2022.

He is survived by his wife Rupinder Bhogal, who is also a director at Dezeen, his children Jordi and Millie Fairs, his parents David Fairs and Georgina Ledward, and his sister Elly Fairs.

Read more of Dezeen’s memorial to Marcus Fairs here.