Our Loss – Eoin Cameron, Alan Young and others

Eoin Cameron passes away

Eoin CameronLong time Perth radio personality Eoin Cameron passed away today at the age of 65.
Eoin Cameron started in radio at Albany radio station 6VA in 1969 age 18,. Since then he has worked in many Perth radio stations including 1080 6IX, 94.5 and 6PR, as well as Melbourne station 3DB.
His last 14 years, until his retirement, were as breakfast presenter for 720 ABC Perth, where he consistently topped the ratings for that time slot.
In 1993, Cameron stood for the seat of Stirling in the federal election, winning the seat for the Liberal Party but immediately went into opposition with leader John Hewson losing the election. He held the seat in the 1996 election that brought John Howard to power, before losing to Labor’s Jann McFarlane in the 1998 election.
In 2013 Eoin Cameron was involved in a car crash and suffered serious back injuries, requiring multiple operations over the next two years. Ongoing problems as a result of the injuries forced his retirement in 2016.
It was announced that Cameron had died overnight from a suspected heart attack, while visiting family in Albany, Western Australia.
Eion Cameron wrote several books including The Voice of the Great South, The Sixties – An Irreverent Guide and Rolling Into The World – Memoirs of a Ratbag Child.

Some of our other recent losses

Janet Waldo (96) 12 June. Janet Waldo is best known in animation for voicing Judy Jetson, Nancy in Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop, and Josie in Josie and the Pussycats.
Alan Young - Our Loss (Eoin Cameron)Alan Young (96) 19 May. Alan Young is best known for his role as Wilbur Post in the television comedy series Mister Ed and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Disney films, TV series and video games.
Gillian Mears (51) 16 May. Mears was an Australian short story writer, and novelist. Her books Ride a Cock Horse and The Grass Sister won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, shortlist, in 1989 and 1996, respectively. The Mint Lawn won The Australian/Vogel Award. In 2003, A Map of the Gardens won the Steele Rudd Award.
Susannah Mushatt Jones - Our Loss (Eoin Cameron)Susannah Mushatt Jones (116) 12 May. Jones at the age of 116 years, 311 days, the world’s oldest living person and the last living American born in the 19th century. She lived during three centuries.”
Tony Cozier (75) 11 May. Cozier was a cricket writer and commentator on West Indian cricket from 1958 until his death. He was described as having an “encyclopaedic” knowledge of cricket. As a tribute to his contributions to cricket, the press box at the Kensington Oval was named after him.
Reg Grundy (92) 9 May.  Reg Grundy was an Australian entrepreneur, and media and television mogul. He was one of the pioneers and most successful of his generation. He was also the creator of many TV hits starting with game shows like Wheel of Fortune and Blankety Blanks and later soap operas Neighbours, Prisoner, Sons and Daughters and The Young Doctors.

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