Beloved television and radio presenter Jonathan ‘Jono’ Coleman OAM has passed away after a four-year battle with prostate cancer.
He was 65.
In a statement provided to Nine Network on behalf of his family, it was said that he died peacefully during the night of July 9, with his wife Margot and two children, Oscar, 27, and Emily, 24, by his side.
“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,” Margot said in a statement.
“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.”