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Brian Henderson dead – Today show news star dies aged 89 one year after refusing cancer treatment

Brian Henderson dead – Today show news star dies aged 89 one year after refusing cancer treatment

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Right now present host Brian Henderson has died at the age of 89,  12 months after refusing remedy for kidney most cancers.

The TV legend was Australia’s longest-serving newsreader and has been hailed by those that knew him as “one of many greats”.


Brian Henderson, pictured in 2013, has died at the age of 89

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He was Australia’s longest-serving news reader
Brian was identified for his lengthy affiliation with 9 Community and retired from tv in 2002.The Immediately present host Karl Stefanovic introduced his death stay on-air on Thursday morning.He said: “Brian was a much-loved member of the 9 households, internet hosting the Sydney weeknight news from 1957 till his retirement in 2002, turning into Australia’s longest-serving news presenter.

“He additionally hosted Bandstand for many years. I knew him – an absolute legend, a gentleman, and a complete professional who offered guidance and inspiration for many generations who adopted. We liked him.”

Fellow At present host David Campbell took to Twitter to share the news on Thursday morning, tweeting: “Brian Henderson has passed away. A legendary broadcaster and a real gentleman. RIP to one of many greats.”

In February 2020, Brian revealed his choice to refuse additional remedy of the surgery after being identified with kidney cancer.

Chatting with the Each day Telegraph, he stated he’d had a “great life” and needed to spend his last days together with his family members.

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Henderson was recognized for his long affiliation with 9 Community

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He’s been hailed ‘one of the greats

Brian Henderson dead

The newsreader pictured in 1987

He said: “I gained go tomorrow, however, what’s the purpose of residing if it’s important to spend it in a hospital having remedy after remedy?”

He refused to have an intrusive keyhole surgery to take away his proper kidney and stated he didn’t need radiation or chemotherapy.

“My physician said the tumor in my kidney is more likely to be sluggish rising so I’ve decided, at my age, to leave it there,” he added.

“The doctor said I’m more likely to die of one thing else before this kills me.”

He had beforehand crushed most cancers on four occasions.

Brian arrived in Australia in 1953 to work as a DJ, before working for Channel 9 between 1957 and 2002.

He also hosted the popular Australian model of music present Bandstand between 1958 and 1972, which launched now-iconic stars comparable to Peter Allen and the Bee Gees.

He leaves behind two children from his first marriage, and two children, Nicole, 50, and Jody, 48, together with his second wife Mardi.

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The star refused cancer treatment, saying he needed to spend his closing days together with his family.

Brian Henderson dead