Cannes Lions is an annual global event for those working in the creative industries.
A respected Google executive has died in an accident at the Cannes Lions festival. The employee is understood to be a member of Google’s UK marketing team. Business Insider has reported that the male executive was hit by a car on Monday.
The company is not releasing his identity, or further details about the accident, out of respect for his family who are understood to have travelled to Cannes.
In a statement, Google said: ‘We lost a loved and respected member of our team. We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with his family and friends.’
May his soul rest in peace.