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Australian entertainer Doug Mulray has died at the age of 71.
Mulray was a beloved comedian and radio personality who had been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. He was best known for his irreverent comedy and his ability to make people laugh.
Mulray had a successful career in radio, television and live comedy, as well as a successful career in writing and producing. He was the host of The Doug Mulray Show on the ABC, and was a regular on shows like Hey Hey It's Saturday, Good News Week, The Big Gig and The Sideshow.
Mulray was also an advocate for social causes, and was involved in fundraising efforts for cancer research and mental health charities.
His death was announced on Monday by his family, who said he had been suffering from health issues for some time.
“Doug was an amazing man that brought joy and laughter to so many people,” his family said in a statement.
“He was a passionate advocate for social causes and was always willing to lend his support and lend his voice to those in need.
“He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and all who had the privilege of being entertained by him.”
Tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the entertainment industry, with many expressing their sadness at the passing of such an iconic figure.
“Doug Mulray was an Australian entertainment legend who brought joy and laughter to millions of people,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
“He was a true showman and a great Australian. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Doug Mulray was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry and will be remembered as one of Australia's most beloved comedians. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.