Brian Henderson, the legendary anchor of the Today show, passed away a year after declining cancer treatment.
BRIAN HENDERSON, an Australian newsreader on the Today Show and host of Bandstand, died at the age of 89 after refusing treatment for renal cancer a year ago.
Brian Henderson passed away at the age of 89. The Today show’s Australian news anchor died surrounded by his family, just a year after declining more treatment for kidney cancer.
An amazing legend, a gentleman, and a consummate professional who guided and inspired many generations after him.
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Karl Stefanovic, a colleague of his, announced his death live on-air, calling the charming character a “amazing legend, gentleman, and total professional.”
“Brian was a much-loved part of the Nine family, hosting the Sydney evening news from 1957 until his retirement in 2002, making him Australia’s longest-serving news presenter,” he continued.
“For many years, he also hosted Bandstand. I knew him as an incredible icon, a gentleman, and a consummate professional who guided and inspired many generations after him.
“He was adored by us.”
“Brian was married to his lovely wife Mardi for 48 years,” Karl finished his touching tribute.
“She was with his daughter Jody and Nicole at his bedside this morning.”
Brian stated in February 2020 that he was opting out of further treatment after being diagnosed with kidney cancer.
He told The Daily Telegraph at the time that he had lived a “great life” and that all he wanted to do now was spend his dying days with his loved ones.
“I won’t go tomorrow, but what’s the point of living if you have to spend it in a hospital getting treatment after treatment?” she says. He shrugged his shoulders.
This isn’t the newsreader’s first brush with the nagging sickness.
He had faced melanoma, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and throat cancer, all of which he defeated.
After moving to Australia in search of a future as a radio DJ, the New Zealand-born personality began his career in 1953.
He joined Channel Nine four years later and became a household figure throughout his time there, which spanned 1957 to 2002.
Between 1958 until 1972, Brian hosted the extremely famous Australian version of the music show Bandstand, which saw the growth of musicians such as Peter Allen and the Bee Gees.
Following the tragic news, fans and celebrities alike sent their sympathies to his family and loved ones on social media.
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