Aussie TV Legend Brian Walsh passes Away

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TV Legend Brian Walsh, who was largely responsible for the global success of Neighbours, has sadly passed away aged 68.

The TV executive had a decades-long career in television and was most recently an executive at Foxtel.

Throughout his career, he also held senior positions at the Ten Network, Britain’s Sky Broadcasting, and Sky TV in Asia.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Walsh was instrumental in launching the careers of Aussie stars such as  Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.

He also led the Simply The Best marketing campaign, featuring singer Tina Turner, that transformed the marketing of rugby league in the 90s.

Presenter, Ben Fordham described Walsh as a “pioneer of radio and TV” as he expressed sadness about the executive’s death on Twitter.

According to reports, Walsh passed away on Thursday at his home in Sydney.




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