Tag: obituary

Sep 24 2008

Peter Leonard

Former WIN Television newsreader Peter Leonard has died after a battle with mesothelioma.  He was 66. A resident of Canberra for more than fifty years, Leonard began his career at radio station 2CA in 1962, and stayed for nearly ten years.  He then served as a news presenter for local ABC radio and television for …

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Sep 19 2008

Malcolm Searle

Former TV quiz show host and radio presenter Malcolm Searle passed away earlier this week at the age of 77. Tamworth-born Searle was the original host of the Melbourne-based quiz show Coles £3000 Question from 1960 until ill-health forced him to resign in early 1963. He was later one of the ‘Good Guy’ presenters on …

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Sep 02 2008

Michael Pate

Veteran Australian actor Michael Pate, best known for his role in the long-running series Matlock Police, has died in hospital in NSW at the age of 88. Born in Sydney in 1920, Pate began his career as a writer and broadcaster for ABC Radio at age 18. He later moved into acting in radio productions …

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Sep 02 2008

Kevin Heinze

Former ABC gardening presenter Kevin Heinze has died after suffering a heart attack on the weekend.  He was 81. Before there were backyard blitzes and makeovers, Jamie Durie, Don Burke and even Gardening Australia, there was Kevin Heinze presenting his weekly fifteen-minute Sow What program, one of the first on Australian TV dedicated to gardening.  …

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Aug 28 2008

Mark Priestley

Actor Mark Priestley, from long-running series All Saints, has been found dead in Sydney. The 32-year-old Perth-born actor is believed to have suffered from depression and may have taken his own life. Graduating from NIDA in 1999, Priestley worked in the theatre with the Bell Shakespeare Company and the Sydney Theatre Company, before guest roles …

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Aug 05 2008

Reg Lindsay

Australian country music legend and former TV presenter Reg Lindsay has died in a Newcastle hospital today following a battle with pneumonia. He was 79. Lindsay wrote more than 500 songs and recorded 64 albums over his extended career, and was the first Australian artist to be recognised with a plaque on Nashville’s Walkway of …

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Feb 10 2008

Andrew Harwood

Sydney radio presenter Andrew Harwood has died in a Sydney hospital from a severe asthma attack. He was 62. More recently a presenter on radio stations 2UE and 2GB, Harwood will also be remembered for TV work as host of 1970s versions of quiz shows Jeopardy and It’s Academic, as well as guest appearances on …

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Jan 23 2008

Heath Ledger

Australian-born Hollywood actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment this morning, Australian time. The 28-year-old actor was born and grew up in Perth and began acting at the age of 15. The teenage actor scored a role in the children’s drama Ship To Shore, and in 1996 appeared as an aspiring …

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Jan 05 2008

Clinton Grybas

Television and radio presenter Clinton Grybas has died today. He was 32. A well-regarded sporting commentator, Grybas started in radio as a sports commentator for ABC radio in the mid-1990s – covering sports such as NBL, AFL and the 2000 Sydney Olympics.He later moved to commercial radio, as a member of Melbourne 3AW‘s sporting line-up, …

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Dec 30 2007

The Year That Was… #10: Farewells

For our final tribute to the year 2007, some of those that sadly departed us this year: Andrea Stretton, journalist and TV presenter Charmaine Dragun, newsreader Chris Mainwaring, sports presenter Gordon Sloan, Big Brother contestant Justine Saunders, actress Kevin Crease, newsreader Lucky Grills, actor/performer Matt Price, journalist and commentator Norman Kaye, actor Robert Fidgeon, TV …

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