Don Lane has passed away

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  • Sad day. Don was the host of a very entertaining show and will be miseed. My dad passed away after a 10+ year battle with Alzheimers when I was 24. Several years before that he no longer recognised me. It's a disease that has a terrible impact on a family. Hopefully this will help raise awareness.

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    Sam Knight
    Date and time
    October 22, 2009, 1:44PM
    • I can see Don and Graham up there now, arguing about who gets the 9.30pm slot.

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      Fats
      Date and time
      October 22, 2009, 2:10PM
      • God Bless Don.....As a former Front Desk Receptionist I have good memories of you as a long term guest at The Old Melbourne when you first moved down from Sydney....a lovely man....RIP.

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        Barbara
        Date and time
        October 22, 2009, 3:14PM
        • Don you have left us with many precious memories. May you rest in peace.

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          Ray
          Date and time
          October 22, 2009, 3:53PM
          • RIP Don.

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            Jackie
            Date and time
            October 22, 2009, 4:09PM
            • Thanks for the memories RIP

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              Tony
              Date and time
              October 22, 2009, 4:51PM
              • A great entertainer and a very underrated talent.

                An integral staple of my teenage years and early 20s. "The Don Lane Show" was essential viewing in our household. It was truly a cultural icon. In 25 years, nobody else has been able to produce a variety show with the consistency, durability and longevity of "The Don Lane Show".

                RIP Don. You will forever be remembered by all Australians over the age of 30. You have made a tremendous contribution to this country and will leave a lasting and enduring legacy.

                "We Love your Face(s)"

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                David
                Date and time
                October 22, 2009, 5:43PM
                • To Don's Family and friends

                  MHDSRIP may his dear soul rest in peace.

                  Susan

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                  Susan
                  Date and time
                  October 22, 2009, 5:44PM
                  • I was deeply saddened to hear of don lanes passing. He was an enigmatic, humorous, passionate and forthright person who could entertain and interest you for hours on end.
                    He was a n excellent talk show host and I have many man memories coupled with hes sidekick Bert newton, they gave me great pleasure for many years.
                    thank you for the pleasure of knowing you and for the many years of joy and soemtimes controvery you gave me and ym family.
                    have fun up there don, hope to meet you oen day and shake your hand in the celestial heaven.

                    cheers
                    :)

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                    steven
                    Date and time
                    October 22, 2009, 7:15PM
                    • thanks don for everything. you are a great ambassador for australia loved you rip

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                      neville
                      Date and time
                      October 22, 2009, 8:08PM

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