3AW - Fairfax Radio Network

What we're talking about

Don Lane has passed away

Posted by: 3AW.com.au | 22 October, 2009 - 2:33 PM
Don Lane

The Australian entertainment community has been saddened by the loss of American born entertainer Don Lane.

Don passed away on Wednesday at the age of 75 after a battle with dementia.

Listen below to Denis Walter break the news and speak to Don's ex-colleagues Phillip Brady and Bob Phillips.

Leave your memories and tributes to Don below.

Blog comments Your Say

  • i grew up watching the don lane show watching it with my parents,very sad time too loose such a great star that was on australian tv,look at the crap we have to watch on tv now rest in peace don.

    neil alabakov Sunday 25 October, 2009 - 10:02 AM
  • Will there be a public funeral? I would like to fly to Australia and need to know the details (when and where) to make travel arrangements. Thanks!
    -Debbie

    Debbie Lessner Friday 23 October, 2009 - 1:13 AM
  • My Mum loved Don, I didn't at the time but now I realise how talented he was and he was only 10 years older than I am now - a great entertainer!

    anne kerr Friday 23 October, 2009 - 1:03 AM
  • I am probably one of the thousands of people that had the honor and privilege of meeting Don albeit for a brief 5 minutes. In his eyes you could see he was a genuine loving and kind man.

    I am saddened by the news of his passing and my heartfelt sympathies goes out to his family and friends.

    Goodbye Don we Love your face. R.I.P.

    Wyatt Friday 23 October, 2009 - 12:47 AM
  • I am sad to hear of Don's passing. His show was the best thing on TV. Live variety of that calibre is something that they don't do nowadays, and maybe never will again. He was a great entertainer. My condolences to P.J. and all Don's loved ones. We will all miss him and his great style of entertainment.

    SFM.

    Dr J. Friday 23 October, 2009 - 12:37 AM
  • From Chicago to Sydney to Melbourne to Don and all the wonderful people in Australia...I am so very saddened by this loss. My condolences to his family and to all. Don brought me to Australie in 1977 and I'll never forget him.
    -Debbie

    Debbie Lessner Friday 23 October, 2009 - 12:23 AM

Post a comment * Mandatory fields