Top Scottish theatre producer David MacLennan has died today at the age of 65.
MacLennan passed away in the early hours of the morning. He had been suffering from Motor Neurone Disease for the past year.
He was a major figure in the Scottish theatre scene for more than forty years. One of the founding figures of 7:84 Theatre Company, he went on to establish Wildcat Theatre. Read a final interview with The Herald
In the past 10 years he has developed the Play, Pie and a Pint lunchtime theatre event. A BBC TV special programme about the series at Glasgow's Oran Mor will go ahead tonight. Read our feature on the BBC show here
MacLennan's reputation in the acting world was such that he was able to attract major talent in the form of Robbie Coltrane, Bill Paterson and Elaine C. Smith to his basement theatre in the West End of Glasgow.
MacLennan was married to actress Juliet Cadzow. His sister, Elizabeth, and her husband, John McGrath, were also co-founding members of the theatre company, which pioneered some of the most radical political drama ever seen in Scotland and the UK.
Earlier this year MacLennan spoke to The Herald about his hopes for Scotland to remain in the UK and wrote a poem about the indyref.
The arts community has today been paying tribute to MacLennan.
Alan Cumming tweeted: "RIP David Maclennan, a great man of the Scottish theatre."