One of Jamaica’s veteran advertising executives, Gurney Beckford, is dead.

Mr. Beckford was Chairman of Dunlop Corbin Communications advertising agency.

He was 83 years old.

Mr Beckford died this morning at home.

With close to 60 years in the advertising and communications business, Gurney Beckford, was considered by many as the dean of advertising in Jamaica.

He was also an entrepreneur.

He’s survived by his wife, Pam and his daughter Andrea and his son, Gavin.