TV and radio star Ernie Sigley has died at the age of 82
Golden Logie-winning entertainment star Ernie Sigley has died.
Sigley, who has lived with Alzheimer’s for several years, died peacefully on Sunday, according to a family statement.
Known as the “Little Australian Beatler”, Suggle received 21 Logie Awards and was awarded the Golden Logic in 1975 as the most popular figure on Australian television.
In the 1970s, he began his long-term partnership with Dennis Dresdale on The Ernie Seagull Show, before becoming the first host of Wheel of Fortune in the 1980s.
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After the show of the same name ended in 1976, it hosted several television shows – from Saturday Night Live to Fortune Wheel and Melbourne this morning.
His last position in the media came from radio, which hosted the highest rated day program on 3AW since 1996 and began its career in 2008.