Tag: Obituary

Obituary: Geoff Harvey

Geoff Harvey, the composer who wrote the soundtrack to some of Australia’s most popular shows, has died at the age of 83. Born in the United Kingdom he came to Australia after World War II and produced records for EMI. He joined Sydney’s TCN9 in the early 1960s. He worked on variety shows like Bandstand, …

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Obituary: Mike Willesee

Veteran journalist and producer Mike Willesee has died at the age of 76. He been diagnosed with throat cancer in 2016. Perth-born Willesee was the son of politician Don Willesee. His TV career started as a reporter and presenter of Four Corners and This Day Tonight for the ABC back in the 1960s (pictured), and …

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Obituary: Billy J Smith

Billy J Smith, the sports commentator best known as co-host of It’s A Knockout in the 1980s, has died at the age of 73. Smith suffered head injuries following a fall on Tuesday after being at lunch with friends but never regained consciousness. His family made the decision to turn off his life support on …

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Obituary: Carmen Duncan

Australian film and television actress Carmen Duncan has died at the age of 76. The actress died in hospital in Sydney on Sunday afternoon. Duncan first came to fame in the late 1960s appearing on dramas including The Battlers, You Can’t See Round Corners, Delta and Hunter. She went on to play the part of …

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Obituary: Jimmy Hannan

Jimmy Hannan, one of Australia’s leading stars of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, has died at the age of 84 after a short battle with cancer. Sydney-born Hannan made his TV debut in 1956 as a contestant on Name That Tune, Australia’s first TV game show.  The prize money he won on the show paid …

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Obituary: Annalise Braakensiek

Actress, model and lifestyle blogger Annalise Braakensiek has died suddenly at the age of 46. Police and ambulance crews found her dead in her apartment on Sunday afternoon after friends and family became concerned about her whereabouts. A model since her teenage years, Braakensiek’s big break came when she was awarded Inside Sport Model of the Year …

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Obituary: Darius Perkins

Darius Perkins, best known as the original actor to play Scott Robinson in Neighbours, died last week from cancer at the age of 54. Making his TV debut in a commercial, Perkins then made guest appearances in The Sullivans, All The Green Years and Carson’s Law. His performance in the mini-series All The Rivers Run won …

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2018: We remember…

Moya O’Sullivan Sir Nicholas Shehadie Nigel Dick Ron Blaskett Darrell Eastlake Cathy Godbold Charles Slade Cornelia Frances Liz Jackson Harry M Miller Ron Casey John Bluthal Judy McBurney Terry McDermott Penny Cook 2017: We Remember… 2016: We Remember… 2015: We Remember… 2014: We Remember… 2013: We Remember… 2012: We Remember… 2011: We Remember… 2010: We …

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Obituary: Penny Cook

Penny Cook, best known for her role as Vicky the vet in A Country Practice, has died at the age of 61. She was surrounded by family when she passed away from cancer on Boxing Day. Graduating from NIDA in 1978, Cook first came to fame in the series The Restless Years. Three years later …

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Obituary: Terry McDermott

Actor Terry McDermott, one of the founding cast members of the long-running series Homicide, has died at the age of 91. He featured in early TV dramas including The Adventures of Long John Silver, Whiplash and Consider Your Verdict. He appeared in the pilot episode of Crawford Productions‘ proposed series Homicide. A year had passed …

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