Former television personality Adriana Xenides has died in a Sydney hospital after being admitted a few days ago with a stomach complaint.
Born in Argentina, model Xenides rose to fame in Australia as the co-host of game show Wheel Of Fortune. She was with the show alongside host Ernie Sigley when the Adelaide-based show began production in 1981 and continued with the show through until 1999. At the time she was recognised by the Guinness Book Of Records as the longest-serving game show hostess in the world.
After Wheel Of Fortune, Xenides appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother and as a panellist on Beauty And The Beast.
In 2007 she appeared on Today Tonight to reveal that she was suffering from a digestive disorder thought to be genetic.