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Channel 7 news reader dies surrounded by family after a long health battle

Channel 7 news reader dies surrounded by family after a long health battle

  • Queensland Channel 7 newsreader Frank Warrick has died after dementia battle
  • 76-year-old passed away peacefully surrounded by family before 5am Tuesday
  • 7 Brisbane News Director Neil Warren said Warrick was the ‘ultimate news man’

Legendary Channel 7 newsreader Frank Warrick has died after a five-year battle with dementia. 

The 76-year-old passed away peacefully surrounded by his family just before 5am on Tuesday.  

The respected newsreader had a 40-year television career after joining Channel Seven Queensland in 1976. 

Mr Warrick read the 6pm news for Seven from 1976 until he retired in 2001. 

Legendary Channel 7 newsreader Frank Warrick has died after a five-year battle with dementia.

Mr Warrick’s long time co-presenter Kay McGrath issued a statement this morning offering her ‘sincere condolences to Frank’s wife Lyn and family.’   

‘We had a very successful 13 year on air relationship during the 80s and 90s when 6pm news was a ritual for viewers,’ Ms McGrath said.

‘Live TV can be a challenging environment at times, but we always had each other’s backs.’

Ms McGrath described Mr Warrick as ‘the consummate professional’ and she ‘never saw him fazed or flustered on air.’

‘He taught me a lot and I’m very saddened to hear he’s left ‘this world around us’.’ 

7 Brisbane News Director, Neil Warren said Mr Warrick was the ‘ultimate news man.’  

The 76-year-old former news reader  passed away peacefully surrounding by his family just before 5am on Tuesday

The 76-year-old former news reader  passed away peacefully surrounding by his family just before 5am on Tuesday

‘Frank changed the way TV news was delivered in Queensland, going live on air for hours on end with breaking news and putting himself at the centre of big stories.

‘What he pioneered back then, continues with our team today.’  

The seasoned newsreader also presented Frank Warrick’s The World Around Us and quiz show The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime. 

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