Paul Murphy has passed away today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the age of 77.
He was an Australian broadcaster. He is known for ABC programs.
Murphy was a founding member of Australia’s first nightly current affairs TV program, This Day Tonight, working with Bill Peach, June Heffernan, Tony Joyce, Peter Luck and Mike Carlton. He moved on to the ABC Nationwide program before presenting PM for a decade until 1993.
He is survived by his family members.
“Paul had many fine qualities,” Hogan said. “He was a brilliant interviewer, he was very, very smart, very, very funny and he had a great sense of humour. He was a very warm person; everyone who came into contact with him liked him a lot.”
Murphy also contributed the “South Coast News” segment for many years to Triple J’s This Sporting Life program, based on the fictional activities of former sporting and show business celebrities on the New South Wales south coast. John Doyle, who played “Rampaging” Roy Slaven on the program, was among the visitors to his home, Hogan said.
I remember him best from the rollicking days when we were reporters on Bill Peach’s pioneering This Day Tonight,” Carlton told Guardian Australia. “Later, as presenter of PM, he was the voice that drove Australia home.
“He was the quintessential professional, utterly unflappable, with an interviewing style that was both polite and insistent. Best of all, he had a sublime sense of humour and a scorching intolerance for cant and deceit.”
Cause of Death
His cause of death is still unknown at the moment, we will update you as soon as we have the full details about his death.
Funeral Service & GoFundme
Funeral services will be made known as soon as it is being updated. Memorial donations may be made in Paul’s name through the GoFundme page.