Russell Goodrick Biography – Russell Goodrick Wiki
Russell Goodrick was a television broadcaster who formerly worked with Channel 9 News as a presenter. He has also been a Logie award winner. He was born in Manchester, England before moving to Australia, Goodrick began his media career with Radio 2GB in Sydney in 1964. He joined Channel Nine in 1974 and during his 33 years with the network carved out a prolific media career, including becoming the number one newsreader from 1979 to 1985. He produced and hosted more than 1,000 television programs and documentaries and work as the face of Nine in WA earned him a coveted Logie award in 1983.
Goodrick is credited for helping to create Crime Stoppers, was a founding director of Football West, and the Mount Lawley candidate for the Western Australia Party.
Russell Goodrick Age
He was born in Manchester, England before moving to Australia, Goodrick started his media career with Radio 2GB in Sydney in 1964.
Russell Goodrick Wife
He was a married man. With his wife, they were parents of two children.
Russell Goodrick Children
He was a father to two sons, Tom and Rodney.
Russell Goodrick Death
His family announced his death on May 11, 2021, with a statement on Facebook, where they detailed his struggle with necrotizing pancreatitis after he was diagnosed in January. His sons, Tom and Rodney, said that their father had wished to keep his illness private and discreet. In a joint statement, they described the veteran broadcaster as their “father, chief, mate, a man of steel and friend”. Mr. Goodrick had suddenly fallen ill in January, they said, while he was driving from Perth to Esperance, in Western Australia.
The statement said, “He didn’t make it to Esperance. His trip was cut short as he fell ill to necrotizing pancreatitis, a form of severe pancreatitis. Mr. Goodrick was flown back to Perth by the RFDS and was operated on. After a few weeks, he was sent off home in the hopes that he was on his way with a slow recovery. However, things did not go as hoped and he was admitted back into the hospital. The family described Mr. Goodrick as going through “a roller coaster of improvement and declination” as he continued to fight on. “Loved for his compassion, enthusiasm, his integrity, quirkiness, genuine interest, and curiosity in others. His respect for others and his adventurous nature. All who know him know how incredibly rich his life has been.”
Russell Goodrick Cause of Death
He died from a severe form of pancreatitis.