Tag: Obituary

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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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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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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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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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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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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Charmaine Dragun

Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun has been found dead today in Sydney. Ms Dragun’s body was reportedly found in Sydney’s The Gap around 4.00pm this afternoon. Originally from Western Australia, Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in Perth before moving to the east to co-present Ten’s Perth news bulletin, which is based in …

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Robert Fidgeon

Some sad news this weekend with the passing of TV writer Robert Fidgeon after a battle with cancer. He was 65. Joining the Herald and Weekly Times (HWT) group in the 1960s, Fidgeon became a well known cartoonist and was famous for his weekly caricatures of TV personalities published in the now-defunct TV Scene newspaper. …

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Lucky Grills

Making news this weekend was the passing of veteran actor and performer Lucky Grills who died early on Saturday morning at his Gold Coast home. He was 79. Grills’ most famous role came in 1976 as the unlikely detective Bluey Hills in the Melbourne-based police drama Bluey. The series had only a short run but …

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Justine Saunders

Justine Saunders, one of Australia’s most prominent indigenous actresses of the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Sydney after a battle with cancer.Born in Queensland in 1953, Saunders came to prominence in the 1970s in the Nine Network series Luke’s Kingdom before scoring an ongoing role as Rhonda in Number 96 in 1976. Later TV …

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