Radio and television presenter Jonathan Coleman dead at 65

Radio and television presenter Jonathan Coleman dead at 65

Radio and television presenter Jonathan Coleman has died aged 65, following a four-year battle with prostate cancer.

In a statement on Saturday, Coleman’s family confirmed “with the heaviest of hearts” that the father and husband died peacefully on Friday night with his wife and children by his side.

Radio and television presenter Jonathan Coleman has died aged 65.

Margot Coleman said her husband had been her soulmate “for close to 40 years”.

“We have been fortunate to live a rich and wonderful life and I have been lucky enough to watch up-close someone with enormous talent and the special gift to make people laugh,” Mrs Coleman said.

“I will miss him beyond words and with the support of our gorgeous children, Oscar and Emily, and their partners, we will continue to live in the manner he wanted.

“When I asked Jono recently how he wanted to be remembered, he said, ‘For doing a good deed every day.’ Such was the generosity and caring nature of the love of my life.

“We will find the time to bring together all those close to him to celebrate his life when circumstances permit.”

Coleman was born in Hackney in London in 1956 and had a long media career on television and radio in Australia and Britain, most recently working as a presenter on Channel Ten program Studio 10.

He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2015 for service to the broadcast media industry and the community.

“The family would like to thank [St Vincent’s Hospital oncologist] Professor Anthony Joshua and all the doctors and nurses who have lovingly cared for Jonathan,” the family said in a statement

“In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research or the Movember foundation”

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