Vale Ron Casey

Controversial radio and TV sports presenter Ron Casey has passed away at the age of 89 at Sydney’s Royal North Shore hospital.

Casey’s career spanned more than 70 years and included stints at 2GB, 2SM and 2KY. He was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1988 for his services to Australian television and sport.

The broadcaster was also no stranger to controversy. In 1988, he was involved in a heated exchange with Jana Wendt on A Current Affair over Asian Immigration.

He also infamously got into a punch-up with singer Normie Rowe on Ray Martin’s Midday Show in 1991 during a debate on whether Australia should become a republic.

An on-air comment about indigenous Australians effectively ended his career on 2GB in 2000.

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