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4BC hosts pay tribute to radio and TV legend Ron Casey

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Legendary Australian broadcaster Ron Casey OAM has died, aged 89.

The former 2GB radio host and television journalist passed away in Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital this morning, according to form 2GB Program Director John Brennan.

Casey rose to fame in the early years of television as a sports presenter on Channel Nine’s Wide World of Sports, with Frank Hyde.

In 1988, Casey was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his services to Australian television and sport.

His career, spanning 70 years, was controversial and divisive.

He’s known for one of the most famous pieces of television in our nation’s history, an on-air punch up with singer Normie Rowe in 1991.

Ray Hadley remembers Ron as “an institution on both radio and TV”.

“Despite the bravado, he was in fact, a very nice man.

“May ‘The Case’ rest in peace.

“The bloke I knew was not the same as the bloke that was rather biting and challenging… he was a pretty gentle soul.”

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Alan Jones also paid his respects to the media giant.

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