Doug Mulray, a radio icon, has passed at the age of 71.
Mulray died in critical care on Thursday night in a Sydney hospital after battling a chronic disease for several months.
Radio 2GB in Sydney announced his death, saying he “hadn’t been well for a while”.
The broadcaster was a pioneering voice on Australian radio in the 1980s, best known for his work at Triple M, which he helped establish.
Mulray, also known as “Uncle Doug” in Australia, came to prominence in the late 1970s on the ABC’s Double J.
He stepped away from the public eye nearly two decades ago.
When he made a surprise appearance at a Triple M staff reunion in Sydney last year, he reportedly said: “When I left radio I was over it. I wanted the privacy and I kind of distanced myself… it was kind of like a fantasy.
“It always felt to be good to be with you guys. Be together. And I want to thank you for that.”
His cause of death has not been released.
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