Australian producer and Getaway presenter Jeff Watson has died aged 80.
Watson passed away peacefully past Wednesday at the Greenwich Palliative Treatment Hospital just after being diagnosed with mind cancer in early 2018.
He was surrounded by his wife Judi, children Timothy and Lucy and stepdaughter Cara.
Watson was at first given a few months to live but continued an lively everyday living with his family members and buddies up until his dying.
Well-liked Getaway presenter Catriona Rowntree paid out tribute to her beloved colleague, telling Television set Tonight: ‘This is heartbreaking information. As equally a colleague and friend Jeff was a joy to be with. You can visualize how interesting he was after so lots of environment travels, over all although he was just so cheeky and entertaining loving.’
Catriona Rowntree leads tributes as Getaway host Jeff Watson has died from brain cancer 5 years soon after medical practitioners mentioned he experienced just three months to reside
‘Jeff had the finest bloopers ever! Jeff constantly spoke of his enjoy for his family, I know their hearts will be hurting and we are sending all our adore to them.’
Channel Nine’s Getaway executive producer John Walsh also extra: ‘Jeff was really basic in the start of Getaway in 1992.’
‘As one of the primary presenters on the clearly show he introduced a world of experience to the on-air group and experienced the rare knack of staying very humorous one minute and projecting authority and gravitas the subsequent.’
‘Audiences truly responded to him and there is no question he played a big function in the show’s early results. He was a authentic just one-of-a variety and will be missed.’
Watson was an original presenter of Getaway from 1992 to 1998. He also hosted well-liked Television set collection Outside of 2000
Watson was an authentic presenter of Getaway from 1992 to 1998. He also hosted common Television set series Further than 2000.
He has also developed several programs for Channel Seven and The Record Channel including The Boneyard and The Condition Of Issues To Come.
Watson introduced ABC radio program Travellers Tales for 5 yrs and also took the function of motoring and aviation editor of the Currently present.
Getaway presenter Catriona Rowntree (pictured) claimed: ‘This is heartbreaking news. As both equally a colleague and good friend Jeff was a pleasure to be with. You can imagine how attention-grabbing he was right after so many environment travels, higher than all nevertheless he was just so cheeky and enjoyable loving’