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‘He had the most beautiful and mellifluous voice’: Remembering 3AW newsreader John Worthy

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Jane Holmes has joined Neil Mitchell in remembering former 3AW colleague John Worthy, after receiving the sad news that he passed away last night.

John (bottom row, second from left) was one of the great names of radio news reading in the 1960s and 70s.

“He had the most beautiful and mellifluous voice, when he told you a story you paid attention to it,” Jane said.

“He was a lovely man, a sweet, humble, gentle soul.

“He wasn’t big noting about his talent at all.

“A little piece of radio history has left us.”

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John’s son Adam, informed 3AW of his father’s passing last night.

It is with an extremely sad heart that I pass on that my Dad, John Worthy, passed away at 9.25pm last night (Sunday).

He was much loved by his family and died in our arms.

As you know he enjoyed an amazing career as one of Melbourne’s greats of radio.

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