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Rory O'Donoghue

Rory O'Donoghue

R.I.P. Rory O’Donoghue of Aunty Jack Fame 1949-2017

by Paul Cashmere on December 16, 2017

in News

Rory O’Donoghue, the creative force alongside Grahame Bond for Australian hit 70s comedy The Aunty Jack Show, has died at age 68.

In a statement on Facebook, Jessica O’Donoghue revealed,

“We are so very sad to announce the passing of Rory O’Donoghue . He died in hospital on 13 December 2017.

Many of you knew Rory as an incredible musician, a great athlete and a wonderful teacher. To us he was the most amazing and precious Dad, Grandpa, partner, son, brother, uncle and friend. We are devastated and will miss him deeply.

We are organising a memorial service and will update you on the details here.

Thank you for all the messages of love and support. They have been greatly appreciated”.

Rory O’Donoghue was a household name in Australia in the 70s after rising to fame with Grahame Bond on the ABC TV series The Aunty Jack Show. The Aunty Jack Show also have birth to another iconic character Norman Gunston.

O’Donoghue was Thin Arthur in the show and sang the show’s theme.

Rory was also the guitar player in another iconic Australian recording ‘Rock and Roll I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life’ by Kevin Johnson.

O’Donoghue also once did a version of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ for Andrew Denton’s ‘The Money or the Gun’.

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