Friday, 25 January 2019

Hugh McIlvanney, Scottish sports writer, Died at 84

Hugh McIlvanney was born on February 2, 1934 and died on January 24, 2019.

He was a Scottish journalist and sports writer.

McIlvanneyhad long stints with the British Sunday newspapers The Observer (30 years until 1993) and later 23 years with the Sunday Times (1993 to 2016).

In 1996, McIlvanney was awarded the OBE, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award 2004 by The Scottish Press Awards, and is the only sports writer to be voted Journalist of the Year.

During 2005, McIlvanney was included in the Press Gazette Hall of Fame.

After nearly six decades in the profession, he retired in March 2016.

His brother was the novelist and crime fiction writer William McIlvanney.

He had one son, Conn, and a daughter, Elizabeth.

Hugh McIlvanney passed away at 82 years old.

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