Famed Aussie radio personality Sammy Power has passed away aged 55.
Power was one of radio’s most formidable talents and her time at Triple M in the 90s bought her national fame.
The Queenslander had a long battle with alcoholism and mental illness and was found dead in her Brisbane home on Monday.
Power retired from the airwaves seven years ago after suffering “burn out” and becoming “over it” and became CEO of Brisbane’s farmer’s market.
She was also a regular guest on TV shows such as Beauty and the Beast and famously celebrated her 50th birthday by marrying a cardboard cutout of herself.
Fellow radio hosts paid tribute to Power on Twitter.
Ben Fordham said: “RIP Sammy Power. Sammy was a radio star and a trailblazer.”
Mike Goldman added: “What a damn shame. One of my best buddies that I’ve known for over 25 years has left this planet. Sammy was the funniest and by far one of the most talented people I have ever been lucky to know.”
Bianca Dye said: “She was a mentor to me when I moved to Brissy. It’s such a huge loss, I’m in shock.”
“Very shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Sammy Power,” ABC Brisbane breakfast radio host Loretta Ryan tweeted. “I can still hear her talking about her cats and her infectious laugh.”
Former radio presenter Spencer Howson tweeted: “First Gary Ord and now Sammy Power. We’ve lost two Brisbane breakfast radio presenters within a week. Stunned.”
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