Death announcement of former Lord Prior Professor Anthony Mellows OBE TD

It is with great regret that the Order announces the sad news that Professor Anthony Mellows OBE TD, former Lord Prior 2008 - 2014, died on Sunday afternoon, after a very short spell in hospital.

His contribution to the Most Venerable Order, and to the fraternity of all the Johannine Orders, has been immense: learned, generous and unstintingly given over many, many years. He was heavily involved in helping and organising a number of other charities as well.

Those who know Elizabeth will want to contact her themselves, however The International Office has been asked say that it would be kind if everyone could delay telephoning for a few days.

His funeral will be private and just for the family. A memorial service will be announced later. The Great Officers, the Secretary-General and the staff at the International Office in London extend their sincere condolences to Elizabeth and his family at this very sad time.