Legendary TV boss dies, aged 70

David Leckie, the former boss of both Nine and Seven networks has died after “a long illness”.

His wife Skye and sons Harry and Ben said in a statement:

"With immense sadness, we advise the passing of our adored and much- loved husband and father, David Leckie.

"David passed away at Mulberry Farm, Robertson after a long illness this morning. He was surrounded by his loving family...

"David Leckie was a profound force in the Australian television industry, with an executive career spanning 40 years from 1977 to 2017.

"Due to Covid restrictions, David will be farewelled at a small, private funeral. The service will be live-streamed. A celebration of David’s life will be held as soon as possible, following the lifting of restrictions."


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