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Time Out Founder Tony Elliot Dies At 73 After Battle With Cancer

Tony pictured with Jeannette Charles The Queen Elizabeth II Lookalike At Time Out’s 10th Birthday Party Image: ANL/REX/Shutterstock

Tony Elliot who rocketed to the heights of success when he masterminded the first copy of Time Out in 1968 during his summer break from Keele University has died at the age of 73.

He put together the first issue from his mum’s kitchen table, which focused on youth fashion and culture in London.

It soon grew into a huge global media brand, printing in hundreds of countries and covering everything from food and drink to music and culture.

The magazine entrepreneur had a “long” battle with lung cancer, Time Out chief executive Julio Bruno revealed on Linkedin.

Time Out broke the news of their founder’s death with “great sadness” in a lengthy statement. The statement reads:

It is with great sadness that we announce that Time Out’s founder Tony Elliott passed away on July 16, after a long illness. Tony was a visionary publisher, a tireless champion of city culture and a staunch friend. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues. His life and his work inspired millions of people who did not have the good fortune to know him personally.

Time Out’s first post-lockdown issue will commemorate Tony.

The magazine was established as a weekly publication in 1971. Since then, the magazine has taken the globe by storm and reaches out to 328 cities in 58 countries. In 2012, it became a free magazine in London.

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