Vale Andrew McKinnon

McKinnon’s sudden death last week, aged 70, has shocked and saddened the sector.

Funeral details have been announced for Andrew McKinnon, the theatre impresario whose death on 21 February shocked the industry.

His funeral will take place at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane on Wednesday 15 March.

McKinnon’s sudden death at the age of 70 was confirmed last week in a statement from his family, which read: ‘Andrew dedicated his life to the arts; his enthusiasm and love for music and theatre is celebrated by all who knew him.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts