Certainly one 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 mountaineering in a nationwide park within the state of Victoria, his household mentioned.
“John died doing one of many issues he cherished essentially the most on the planet, taking pictures of birds in lovely bushland together with his spouse and associates,” they mentioned in a press release.
“He’s endlessly in our hearts.”
In his early profession in New Zealand, he was recognized for the TV collection Fred Dagg – a satirical tackle being a rustic bloke.
After shifting to Australia, Clarke starred in widespread native exhibits together with Kath and Kim and The Adventures of Lano and Woodley, in addition to writing books, movies and musicals.
However he was maybe greatest recognized for skewering politicians alongside his comedy accomplice, Bryan Dawe, in a weekly television segment.
Clarke’s demise 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. In actual fact, 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.”