Former colleagues of Ian Turpie say a public memorial is likely to be held in Melbourne for the Australian entertainer, who died on Sunday. The 68 year old died peacefully, surrounded by his family following a year long battle with cancer.
Ian Turpie was most known for his stint as host of the game show ‘The New Price is Right’.
He hosted the original ‘Go Show’ that hit television screens in 1964 and became the must watch music show for teenagers of the day. It featured artists such as Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Young and Normie Rowe.
In a statement issued to the media following his death on Sunday, the family of Ian Turpie said: “He adored his family, friends, co-workers and fans over the past 50+ years. He was so grateful for the many well wishes he received from so many.”
Ian Turpie is survived by his wife of 44 years Jan and children Michelle, Sacha and Joshua and his 3 grandchildren.