Tributes have been paid to Jonathan Ashby, pictured left, who created the World Entertainment News Network after a career on Fleet Street.
The agency grew from the back room of his house in Barnet to an organisation with offices as far afield as Germany and the USA.
Jonathan’s stint on the international press had been preceded by a career in the regional press.
The Norwich native began his career on the East Anglian Daily Times, before moving to Spain to teach English and play electric violin with a rock band.
“He was a hugely enthusiastic pop music reporter with excellent contacts.”
Jonathan, who died on 6 July, is survived by former wife Jackie, as well as daughters Juliette and Jessica.