Tag: Obituary

Obituary: Les Murray

Former SBS sports presenter Les Murray has passed away at the age of 71. Born in Hungary as László Ürge, he came with his family to Australia in the late 1950s as refugees fleeing the Russian occupation. In the early 1970s he became a journalist and later commentated the Philips Soccer League for the 0-10 …

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Obituary: Jill Singer

Jill Singer, award-winning journalist and former host of Today Tonight, has died at the age of 60. She was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder earlier this year. Singer’s career began at ABC radio in 1984, working her way up to television to a reporting role for The 7.30 Report and as producer of breakfast program First …

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Obituary: John K Watts

Perth sporting and media identity John K Watts has died at the age of 80. Watts had been diagnosed with a form of bone cancer in 2011, after previously having prostate cancer. Watts’ son Jon posted a tribute to his father on Facebook: “I am in absolute shock by it all as he was more …

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Obituary: Lyn James

Lyn James, best known to Australians as hospital secretary Helen Gordon in The Young Doctors, has died at the age of 87. Born in Wales, James made her professional debut in 1949 as Marilyn James, working as a theatre actor in the UK, and then moving onto television roles. Some of her television credits included Nicholas …

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Obituary: Mark Colvin

Mark Colvin, ABC journalist across radio and television, has died in a Sydney hospital at the age of 65. English-born Colvin came to Australia as a 21-year-old and joined ABC as a cadet journalist in 1974. His work was mostly in radio, including the early years of 2JJ (now Triple J) and current affairs programs …

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Obituary: Lou Richards

Lou Richards, Collingwood premiership captain and longtime sports media personality, has died peacefully at the age of 94. Born in Collingwood, Richards’ joining the Collingwood Football Club followed that of his grandfather, Charlie H Pannam, and two uncles. He played 250 games for Collingwood and captained the team to a premiership in 1953. With his thorough knowledge …

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Obituary: Val Jellay

Val Jellay, veteran showbiz performer and wife of the late Maurie Fields, has died at the age of 89. Son Marty Fields tweeted the sad news earlier today: “My mum, Val, passed away today of pneumonia. She lived an amazing life. She’s back with her beloved Maurie now. I will miss her very much.” Born …

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Obituary: Chris Bearde

Chris Bearde, the English-born writer who grew up in Australia and became a success in the US, died earlier this week at the age of 80. After working in radio, Bearde made the move to TV just as it was starting in Australia. He was host of a children’s program, Smalltime, and doubled as a booth announcer …

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Obituary: John Clarke

John Clarke, best known for his deadpan political satire, has died suddenly at the age of 68. In a statement issued by his family, Clarke had died while bush walking in Victoria: “John died doing one of the things he loved the most in the world, taking photos of birds in beautiful bushland with his …

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Obituary: Chelsea Brown

Chelsea Brown, the American actress and performer who made Australia her home, has died at the age of 69. Born in Chicago, Brown rose to fame as a performer in the hit 1960s comedy series Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In. She also featured in The Flying Nun, Love American Style, Ironside, Marcus Welby MD and The Name …

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