Radio and TV personality Jimmy Hannan dead at 84
Former 3UZ and 2GB radio host Jimmy Hannan has died at age 84 after a battle with cancer.
Hannan was a household name from his work on radio, TV and in pop music, but was best known for shows Saturday Date and The Graham Kennedy Show.
“‘He passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer,” daughter Emily Gillman told Nine. “‘He was 84 so he had a fantastic life.”
Sydney-born Hannan hosted shows on 3UZ Melbourne and 2GB Sydney, and also had a stint on 5KA.
He won the Gold Logie in 1965 and appeared on more than 20 television shows, at one point making 13 appearances each week in addition to regular radio commitments.
Hannan was also a musician in his own right, with his single ‘Beach Ball’ featuring the Bee Gees on backing vocals.