Tribute after the death of “radio giant” Jonathan “Jono” Coleman – .

Tribute after the death of “radio giant” Jonathan “Jono” Coleman – .

TTributes were paid to radio and television presenter Jonathan Coleman, who died of prostate cancer.

The 65-year-old passed away peacefully on Friday with his wife and two children by his side, his family said.

Coleman, who was born in London had a successful career in broadcasting in the UK and Australia
The popular and fast-paced veteran known as Jono first appeared on screens in 1979 and later teamed up with Ian ‘Dano’ Rogerson to become one half of the “Jono and Dano” duo in Australia.
After moving to the UK, he became half of Virgin Radio’s Russ and Jono with Russell Williams in the mid-1990s.
Coleman’s family said they announced his death “with the heaviest heart” and that he had endured his battle with cancer for four years.
In a statement tweeted by her son Oscar, the wife of the DJ, Margot, said her husband has been her soul mate “for almost 40 years”.
Jono Coleman / AP Archives
She said: “We have been fortunate to have lived a rich and wonderful life and I have been fortunate enough to closely watch someone with tremendous talent and the special gift of making people laugh.
“I will miss him beyond words and with the support of our wonderful children, Oscar and Emily, and their partners, we will continue to live the way he wanted. “
She said her husband wanted him to be remembered “for doing a good deed every day”, and added that this reflected his “generosity and caring nature”.
Williams tweeted about his former colleague with photos of their radio careers, writing: “We’ve had the best of times and right now it looks like the worst of times. My thoughts and love are with Margo, Emily, Oscar and Jono’s sister, Sharon Rest easy ‘Little buddy’ and ‘Thank You Very Much Indeed’. Glad to have had it in my life.


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