Joy Chambers-Grundy dies: Wife of Reg Grundy passes away

Joy Chambers-Grundy dies: Wife of Reg Grundy passes away

Australian Logie-award winning actress Joy Chambers-Grundy has died in her sleep aged 76.

Joy was the second wife of late multimillionaire television mogul Reg Grundy, who died in May 2016. 

Family announced the sad news in a statement on Sunday morning, saying Joy passed away ‘surrounded by loved ones’.

‘Joy will be remembered as a Logie award winning actress, a best-selling author, a poet, a philanthropist and an exceptional business woman who worked alongside her husband to build one of the largest independent production companies in the world,’ the statement said.

Joy was born Carolyn Joy Chambers in Ipswich, Queensland, in 1947. 

She is known for her roles in several soap operas, including as Rita in The Restless Years, Dr Robyn Porter in The Young Doctors and Rosemary Daniels in Neighbours. 

Joy met Grundy at an audition in the 1960s when she was 18 and the television mogul was in his 40s.

At the time, Grundy was married to Patricia Powell – who he wed in 1954 – and with whom he shared a daughter, Kim. 

Joy and Grundy married in 1971 after he divorced Powell, and the couple remained together until his death seven years ago, renewing their vows several times across their 45-year marriage.

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Australian entrepreneur Reg Grundy with second wife Joy Chambers- Grundy in 2005