Tag: Obituary

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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