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Obituary: Wynn Roberts

Actor Wynn Roberts, known from series including Prisoner, Neighbours and Law Of The Land, has died at his NSW home. He was 97. A prominent actor in Melbourne’s theatre and radio scene and sometimes credited as Wyn Roberts, he appeared in many early TV plays, including Symphonie Pastorale, Heart Attack, Uncle Martino, Macbeth (in 1960 …

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Obituary: Ernie Sigley

Ernie Sigley, Gold Logie winner and legend of Australian radio and television, has died at the age of 82. He had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for five years. His career began when still a teenager, working as a turntable operator and announcer at 3DB in the 1950s. He became one of the first hosts …

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Obituary: Reg Gorman

Reg Gorman, the actor best known as Jack Fletcher, the barman in The Sullivans, has died a few days after his 89th birthday. The actor had been battling cancer. His granddaughter, actress Olivia Deeble, posted the news to social media on Thursday. With a background in theatre and vaudeville, Gorman made guest appearances in early …

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Obituary: Brian Henderson

Brian Henderson, for so many years the face of National Nine News in Sydney, has died at the age of 89. Having already beaten melanoma, prostate, bowel and throat cancer over the years, in 2020 he revealed that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer and chose not to undergo major surgery and to let …

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Obituary: Dieter Brummer

Dieter Brummer, best known as Shane Parrish in Home And Away, has died at the age of 45. He is reported to have been found by police doing a welfare check at his home. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Brummer was 16 years old when made his acting debut as Shane Parrish …

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Obituary: John Cornell

John Cornell, filmmaker, actor and director, has died at the age of 80. He passed away peacefully, ending a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, with his wife, Delvene Delaney, and eldest daughter by his side at his home in Byron Bay. Born in Kalgoorlie in 1941, he worked at Perth’s Daily News newspaper before becoming …

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Obituary: David Leckie

David Leckie, former executive at the Seven and Nine networks, has died at the age of 70 after a long illness. He had a career spanning four decades, rising from the role of sales executive at GTV9, Melbourne, in the late 1970s to becoming one of the most powerful figures in the Australian television industry. …

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Obituary: Mary Ward

Actress Mary Ward, best known as Jeanette “Mum” Brooks in Prisoner, has died peacefully in a nursing home at the age of 106. Born in Western Australia in 1915, she went to the United Kingdom in the 1930s to pursue a successful acting career. She had just signed a long term contract to work at …

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Obituary: Jonathan Coleman

Television and radio personality Jonathan Coleman has died surrounded by family after a four-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 65 years old. His son Oscar issued a statement on behalf of the family earlier today: From the family: pic.twitter.com/bAdPHI7Bk9 — Oscar Coleman (@OscarBColeman) July 10, 2021 Born in the UK in 1956, he was …

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Obituary: Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey, former ABC and Seven Network weather presenter, has died in hospital, surrounded by family, after a recent illness. He started as a cadet journalist at ABC in 1968 before leaving in 1972 for ATN7, Sydney, as news reporter and weather presenter. He returned to ABC as weather presenter in Sydney in 1985. He …

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