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Author:  Macc [ Fri May 25, 2018 3:30 pm ]
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Guitar legend Phil Emmanuel dies suddenly aged 65

One of the world's greatest lead guitarists , Phil Emmanuel, has died aged 65.

Phil passed away in Parkes late on Thursday night after a sudden asthma attack. ... 4zhkd.html

Author:  Macc [ Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:45 pm ]
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Liz Jackson, former ABC journalist, dies aged 67

Former ABC journalist and presenter Liz Jackson has died aged 67.

The Walkley Award-winning journalist joined the ABC in 1986, and has worked for many flagship programs including Four Corners and Media Watch.

She left the organisation in 2013.

Jackson struggled in recent years with Parkinson's disease and yesterday died peacefully in her sleep while on holiday in Greece with her husband, Martin Butler, by her side.

In a statement, her family said they were deeply saddened by the loss of a loving partner, mum and grandma. ... es/9921518

Author:  Macc [ Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:23 am ]
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Harry M Miller, celebrity agent and theatrical producer, dies aged 84

Australian impresario and celebrity wrangler Harry M Miller has died in Sydney, aged 84.

During his 50 years in the business, Miller boosted the careers of people including Alan Jones, Deborah Hutton, Maggie Tabberer and Marcia Hines.

He also worked with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, Gai Waterhouse and Thredbo landslide survivor Stuart Diver.

Miller had been battling dementia since 2011.

In a statement, his family said he "died peacefully" yesterday in Sydney.

Author:  Macc [ Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:26 am ]
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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76.

Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin's family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.
The "official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer. ... index.html

Author:  djmenow [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:39 pm ]
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Actress Judy McBurney, best known for The Young Doctors and Prisoner, has died aged 70.

She died following a four-year battle with cancer on Friday.

Following an early career in modelling, McBurney (pictured right) moved into acting with appearances

She played Nurse Tania Livingstone for five years on The Young Doctors marrying Dr. Tony Garcia (played by the late Tony Alvarez). Their wedding made them one of Australia’s most popular TV couple’s, with fans showering them with wedding presents.

In 1983, McBurney she joined Prisoner as Pixie Mason playing the role for two years. Character traits such as Pixie’s make-up, pink clothes, hair-ribbons, and the pink items in her cell, as well Women’s Weekly magazines and photos of Princess Diana on the walls, were all her idea.

Other credits included in Catwalk, Barrier Reef, Seven Little Australians, Behind The Legend, The Box, Homicide, Bluey, Bellbird, Number 96, A Country Practice, Always Greener and Home and Away.

Although she retired from acting, she continued to teach acting and modelling.

Author:  djmenow [ Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:16 pm ]
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Former Neighbours star Darius Perkins has died after a fight with cancer.

His family confirmed the 54-year-old died on Wednesday.

Mr Perkins appeared as the original Scott Robinson in Neighbours in 1985 and starred in more than 50 episodes before Jason Donovan took over the part.

Mr Perkins went on to play Gary Samuels in Home And Away and also appeared in The Sullivans, Prisoner, A Country Practice and The Flying Doctors.

In 2013, he returned to Neighbours to play Marty Kranic - a shady associate of villain Paul Robinson (played by Stefan Dennis), who is the brother of his original Neighbours character - in a month-long guest role.

Mr Perkins won the 1984 Logie award for Best Juvenile Performance for his role in the series All The Rivers Run.

Mr Perkins was remembered on Saturday by former Neighbours co-star and close friend David Clencie as a great mate with a beautiful soul.

“We had this incredible bond. We were mates to the very end,” Mr Clencie told The Herald Sun.

“He was completely selfless. We had a wonderful time when we last saw each other, spending five hours talking in a local restaurant.

“I am so sad, really devastated to lose my mate.”

A fan site dedicated to Jason Donovan tweeted: “Such sad news that #dariusperkins the original #ScottRobinson has died after battling cancer #RIP #Neighbours thoughts with all that knew him.”

Another fan wrote: “Genuinely sad to hear about the death of Darius Perkins. I actually preferred his version of Scott Robinson in Neighbours to Jason Donovan’s. Condolences to all who knew him.”

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