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Acclaimed Journalist Peter Luck Dies Aged 73

Respected Australian journalist and television presenter Peter Luck has died aged 73.

Luck's close friend journalist Mike Carlton confirmed the news on Twitter.

"Saddened beyond measure to report the death last night of Peter Luck. My dear friend, and great journalist and writer," he wrote.

Luck passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's disease, Carlton said.

"I'm deeply, deeply sad because he was a true friend, a great friend and one of Australia's finest television journalists," he said.

"Peter was one of the great ABC television journalists, he was one of the pioneers of This Day Tonight, that trailblazing current affairs show.

"He was immensely creative, he was funny, he was knowledgeable and he cared very deeply about public broadcast."

Luck presented and produced several major Australian current affairs programs, including This Day Tonight, Four Corners, Sunday, Today Tonight and Inside Edition.

He also produced Bicentennial Minutes, A Time to Remember, This Fabulous Century, The Australians and Where Are They Now?

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