Martyn Hocking, the award-winning editor of Which? magazine, has died aged 48.
Hocking joined the Which? group in the 1990s as deputy editor of Which? Gardening, before rejoining in 2006 after a stint as editor of Location, Location, Location magazine.
He became acting editor of Which? in October 2008, having previously been editor of Which? Money magazine from February 2007. He was appointed editor in January 2009, replacing Neil Fowler.
In 2011 Hocking won the British Society of Magazine Editors’ Editor of the Year Award and editor of the year for Special Interest and Hobbies Magazines at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards.
Peter Vicary-Smith, chief executive of Which?, said: “This has come as a great shock to us all at Which?. Martyn was extremely well liked and respected by his friends and colleagues and we will all miss him hugely. Consumers in the UK have lost a tireless champion whose brilliant work helped make countless people more powerful in their everyday lives.”
The full statement from Which? can be viewed here.