One in every of Australia’s most famed satirists, John Clarke, has died.
The New Zealand-born comic and author was well-known in Australia for sending up politicians and conducting mock interviews in a tv profession spanning nearly 30 years.
Amongst his many hits, Clarke wrote an award-winning mockumentary, The Video games, about planning Sydney’s 2000 Olympics.
He died on Sunday aged 68 whereas climbing in a nationwide park within the state of Victoria, his household stated.
“John died doing one of many issues he beloved probably the most on the earth, taking pictures of birds in lovely bushland along with his spouse and mates,” they stated in a press release.
“He’s perpetually in our hearts.”
In his early profession in New Zealand, Clarke was recognized for the TV collection Fred Dagg – a satirical tackle being a rustic bloke.
After shifting to Australia, he starred in widespread native reveals together with Kath and Kim and The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, in addition to writing books, movies and musicals.
However Clarke was maybe finest recognized for skewering politicians alongside his comedy companion, Bryan Dawe, in a weekly television segment.
Clarke’s dying prompted tributes from colleagues, fellow comedians and even politicians he had satirised.
“We’ll wait a very long time to seek out one other John Clarke. The truth is, we by no means will,” tweeted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
New Zealand Prime Minister Invoice English wrote: “His humour captured the expertise of life in NZ and Australia.”