Aussie television and radio star Ernie Sigley has died at the age of 82, following a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

He passed away on Sunday alongside his wife of 47 years, Glenys and children Matthew, Guy, David and Emma.

Sigley’s career spanned around six decades after beginning on Melbourne radio station 3DB, then on to Europe, Adelaide and Sydney to compere a number of television and radio shows.

Ever-popular and irreverent, Sigley won 21 Logie Awards over his career, including the 1975 Gold Logie after being voted the country’s most popular television personality.

Despite laying claim to one of the longest resumes in Australian media, Sigley is perhaps most well-known for his time spent hosting the eponymous Ernie Sigley Show on Channel Nine through the mid-70s.

Sigley was also the original host of Australia’s version of Wheel of Fortune and was known for his long-running partnership with sidekick Denise Drysdale.

On top of his roles in the media, Sigley was also known for his career as a recording artist, releasing several number one singles over the long-spanning career.

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