Matthew Buckland death happened on the 21st April, 2019. He was 45 years old.
Matthew Buckland cause of death: How Matthew Buckland died
Matt was the founder of Memeburn, Ventureburn and the Burn Media Group. Reacting to Buckland’s death, Burn Media’s director Cobus Heyl said it was a “shock”.
“Matt’s passing is a deep shock to us all. We have not only lost our founder, but also a friend.
“Immensely respected, Matt actively contributed to Burn Media Group right to the end. This included the recent launch of new sites, of which he was immensely proud. It is a testament to his dedication to the business.
“True to form he also put in place the building blocks for the business to continue, not least with a strong and dedicated team driving the business forward. Matt’s legacy will live on in BMG.
“Last but not least we think of Bridget, the kids and wider family at this time. They were Matt’s life. Our hearts are with them.”
The 45-year-old internet media entrepreneur, who made a lasting impression on South Africa’s print and online media industry in a storied career, plied his trade at Mail & Guardian and News24 before starting his own digital agency Creative Spark.
In 2010, he founded Burn Media Group where he was affectionately known as Matt in the news and boardroom. Matt will always be remembered as a giant in his industry.
Buckland studied journalism at Rhodes University and completed a Harvard Business School executive education course for future leaders with a focus on online business and social networking. He is survived by his wife Bridget and two daughters.
His funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.