Sammy Power passes away at 55

Staff Writer

Former radio personality Sammy Power has died at just 55 years of age.

Power her name in the industry across almost 30 years at a number of different stations.

She got her big break hosting Breakfast at Mix 106.5, is perhaps best-known for a stint at Triple M. Power also spent time at NX FM Newcastle, Wave FM Wollongong and Hot 91 Sunshine Coast.

Radio Today named Power on a 2018 list of FM Radio’s 20 funniest women, as voted by our readers.

A statement has been released by her family, after the Courier Mail reported she passed away following after a long-term battle with alcoholism and mental illness.

“Sammy Power was a colourful, funny, and gregarious person whose greatest quality was her unbridled generosity and kind heart,” the statement read.

“Sammy saw the good in everyone and brought colour, vibrancy and a sharp wit to every conversation and every situation. She was creative and absolutely unique, something that is truly rare.

“She is survived by her mother Jan, father John, sister Astrid and nieces Emily, Olivia and India, all of whom are shocked and overwhelmed by her loss.

“They respectfully ask that all speculation and comment cease and that the family is allowed to grieve privately at this time.

Tributes have flown in for one of radio’s most-loved presenters from across the industry:

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17 Dec 2019 - 12:41 pm

How terrible. I fondly remember her time on Uncle Doug’s show. She was a star.
Very funny with a great laugh.
Will be sadly missed.

David Smith
18 Dec 2019 - 2:28 pm

I only knew you for a short time, but it was fun and Life was good. Clearly life was not easy for you, But know that everyone who knew you well, their life was a little more easier and brighter because of your warmth, your infectious laughter and joy you brought with you every where. You and your talents were unique. And our world is a lot sadder for you not being with us. R.I.P lovely Sammy.


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