John Cornell’s Obituary Clarifies his Cause of Death at 80
We are deeply saddened to inform you that John Cornell’s obituary says that the Australian TV and film legend died on July 23, 2021. May he rest in peace.
The Australian Tv and film icon John Cornell died peacefully this morning in Byron Bay at the age of 80 following 20 years of battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Cornell was surrounded by his family, including his wife, Delvene Delany, and children, at his home at Byron Bay.
Cornell’s family confirmed the heartbreaking news via a statement. “After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2001, John concentrated his efforts on philanthropy, supporting his community and worthy environmental, sporting, and medical causes.”
“A classic Australian character, John Cornell made the lives he touched much richer, not only through donations but also through his generosity of spirit, humour, humility, and honour. A true egalitarian, John sought equity and equality, and fought for a fair go,” the family said.
John who was Paul Hogan’s longtime best mate and manager is survived by his wife of 46 years, Delvene Delaney, and his daughters, Melissa, Allira, and Liana Cornell.
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It is really a difficult time for Mooney’s family and fans. His tragic death has brought so many tears to many fans while he brought happiness and laughter to millions of people over the past years. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the heartbreaking loss of the legendary comedian, and we ask you all to keep John, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts during this agonizing time.
John ‘Strop’ Cornell was born on March 2, 1941, in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Cornell was mainly known for his iconic role as “Strop” on The Paul Hogan Show.
Cornell quickly rose to fame when he started his working life as a journalist on the Daily News in Perth. He turned his talents to television as the producer of A Current Affair in 1971, which is where he first teamed up with Paul Hogan.
John and Hogan also produced Crocodile Dundee together in 1986, and it remains the most profitable Australian film of all time. He worked closely with Austin Robertson and Kerry Packer in setting up World Series Cricket (WSC) in 1977.
The late star tied the knot with the Australian television personality Delvene Delaney in 1977. Cornell was married twice before, and had a daughter from one of those relationships.
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Reactions to John ‘Strop’ Cornell’s Death
Soon after the heartbreaking news of John Cornell’s death came out, his friends and fans paid touching tributes to him and spread their condolence through social media.
Michael Healy, Nine’s Director of Television, paid poignant tribute to the late star, writing; “John Cornell was a man of enormous intellect and a creative genius who managed to touch so many, but as importantly he was a man with a big heart that filled a room.”
“From journalism with the creation of A Current Affair, through sport with World Series Cricket and entertainment with his mate Hoges they made magic on television for decades here at Nine,” Mr. Healy added.
“Our sincere condolences go to his beloved wife Delvene and daughters, Melissa, Allira, and Liana Cornell as well as all those with who he loved and shared his life with. Our love and thoughts are also with David Gyngell and Leila McKinnon who were like family with Corney and Delvene.”