Ex-drug smuggler turned Mr Nice author, Howard Marks has died at the age of 70. He had been suffering from inoperable bowl cancer and passed away at his home in Bridgend in South Wales over the weekend. Marks became famous during the 90s when he published his infamous autobiography Mr Nice, which detailed his years smuggling cannabis. He also had a monthly column at Loaded for five years.

Former colleague, James Brown called him a "true modern-day folk hero." "He stood for everything we loved," Brown told The Guardian. "Mr Nice was a thrilling book. Howard is a bloody great example to us all."