Australian television darling Jeanne Little has died aged 82

Much-loved Australian entertainer Jeanne Little has died at the age of 82.

Little’s daughter Katie shared the news on social media overnight, revealing her mother’s death was a “huge shock”.

“My mother has left the earthly plane,” she posted on Facebook.


“This is a huge shock – but I’m so grateful.

“Love you all my friends.”

Little made her television debut on the ‘The Mike Walsh Show’ in 1974 and won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Female entertainer and TV personality three years later.

The Australian icon performed for over 35 years until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2009.

The Jeanne Little Alzheimer’s Research Fund was established by Little’s daughter that same year.