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TV and radio presenter Jono Coleman dies, aged 65

TV and radio presenter Jono Coleman dies, aged 65
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Aussie TV and radio presenter Jono Coleman dies at the age of 65 after a five-year battle with prostate cancer.

Aussie TV and radio personality Jono Coleman has died at the age of 65 following a battle with cancer.

The London-born presenter began his career in Australia in the late '70s and made a name for himself in the UK in the '90s, presenting on Virgin Radio, Heart and BBC Radio London.

In 2006 Coleman returned to Oz to spend more time with his family and had been battling prostate cancer for five years prior to his death in Sydney on Friday.

In a statement, his wife Margot said: "Jono and I have been soulmates for close to 40 years. We have been fortunate to have lived 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.

"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 that 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."

Jono is survived by Margot and their two children.

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