Television and radio personality Jonathan Coleman has died aged 65.
Jonathan Coleman dies aged 65. His career spanned several decades both in Australia and the UK. Coleman passed away after a 5 year battle with prostate cancer. He leaves a wife, Margot, and two children. His career started in Australia in 1979 as a reporter for kiddie’s show Simon Townsend’s Wonder World. After two years his career took off and he worked on radio stations that reached number one in the ratings.
Coleman, born in Hackney, London in 1956 had a career for 16 years in the UK, working for the BBC, Virgin Radio and London’s Heart 106.2FM. In an interview in 2006 Coleman said he was returning to Australia to be near his elderly mother Sylvia in Sydney. After his passing 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.”
She continued “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.” Margot finished off by saying that Jonathan died with her and his children by his bedside.