On 29 May 2018 we lost Ros O’Gorman, a beautiful lady, a perfect wife, mother and grandmother.
My wife of 37 years has left the stage. For her, life was first three songs, no flash and then leave. She would like you all to know that this time she hasn’t stayed for the whole show.
Ros was only diagnosed with cancer of April 10. It was aggressive. Then on Sunday around 5pm we were told just how aggressive it was. We were told that she may only have a few days to live.
Ros loved life, she loved the family we created together and she loved you. She was a role-model to so many and a world-class music photographer.
Tim, Haylee and I were so grateful for the life she gave us and for sharing her last moments with us. She had a wonderful farewell with her closest family.
Goodbye Ros, until the next gig.
Rest In Peace Roslyn Frances Cashmere January 22 1960 – May 29 2018
Your loving husband Paul, son Tim and daughter Haylee.
Ros O’Gorman is an Australian music photographer and media executive.
Ros O’Gorman co-founded Undercover in 1994. Undercover was the original music partner for the launch of Yahoo and AOL in 1998 in Australia. She was General Manager of Content for digital broadcast company Whoopi Ltd from 1999 to 2001. From 2004 to 2007 Ros was GM of Media and Content for Nasdaq listed Roo Group in New York. She served as General Manager of Content of ASX listed GoConnect from 2010 until June 2011. In September 2011 O’Gorman co-founded The Noise Network and established music news and interviews channel Noise11.com.
Ros was one of Australia’s leading live performance photographers. She has been there at the front of the stage at the beginning of the show for most of the world’s great acts. From Robbie Williams to Nine Inch Nails, from Yes to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young … Ros O’Gorman was centrestage from the pit or sound desk to capture the moment.
She has taken pics around Australia and overseas, including Robin Gibb speaking in Berlin, the last ever Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young gig in southern California and Metallica at a bbq in Austin, Texas.
Ros O’Gorman was a passionate supporter of the Australian music industry, a record collector and firm believer that to experience quality in music it is best through the physical disc.