Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Paul Silburn , beloved British comedy writer, advertiser who recently passed away.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media by
— WHO WOT WHY (@WhoWotWhy_) November 22, 2019
Paul Silburn Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what cause the death of Paul Silburn . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Sad news as the man who created what people may remember as the first proper viral ad that went global, has passed. Paul Silburn worked at TBWA London when he wrote the kung-fu fighting bear for John West. #adland pic.twitter.com/gtSW38taCV
— adland ® (@adland) November 23, 2019
Incredibly sad news about one of the nicest, most talented people in the history of advertising. I was fortunate to have the privilege of getting @PaulSilburn‘s words down in two long podcasts. Have a listen: https://t.co/UEWQ7fZshS RIP, fella.
— Ben Kay (@BenKayWriter) November 22, 2019
Today we lost Paul Silburn. A man I’m honoured and flattered to call my friend. A writing talent far too good for Adland. Farewell, buddy. It’s raining in my heart. #TopBombing
— trevor beattie (@trevorbmbagency) November 22, 2019
We’ve lost, in my opinion, the greatest (and certainly funniest) UK creative ever. Gave us our first job. Gave the industry the most enviable reel, possibly, of all time. Stella, John West, John Smith’s. And the rest. So fucking sad @PaulSilburn
— Matt Lever (@Matt_Lever) November 22, 2019
Ugh. Thousands of miles from London but heard @PaulSilburn just passed away. Working with him at TBWA London was the best. It was a privilege to work with him, made me laugh, mad with frustration, taught me plenty. “Oi Badger, can’t you tell the client to…”
— Rob Harwood-Matthews (@adisruptivetype) November 22, 2019