A legendary cartoonist, who coined the nickname ‘The Big Yin’ for comedian Billy Connolly, has died aged 76.

Scots artist Malky McCormick, contributed his works to such titles as numerous newspapers including the Daily Record, Daily Express, The Sun, Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph.

He passed away yesterday.

The caricaturist rose to prominence in the 1970s for his Sunday Mail cartoon the Big Yin.

The name grew in popularity as Mr McCormick’s career took off and the name has stuck with comedy legend Billy Connolly to this day.

Mr McCormick was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2017 and had been living in a care home in Ayrshire.

Months after being diagnosed with the illness, he lost his wife of 40 years, Ann, in August, 2017, who died after long battle with cancer.

Mr McCormick is survived by his daughter, Jane, and sons Dominic and Sean.