Well-known satirist John Clarke has died, aged 68

Popular political satirist John Clarke has died, aged 68.

The New Zealand-born comedian was hiking in the Grampians National Park in Victoria on Sunday when he died suddenly from natural causes, an ABC spokesperson confirmed.

Clarke was best known for his satirical interviews with Brian Dawe on Channel Nine’s A Current Affair and the ABC’s 7.30 Program.


He also starred in hit Aussie TV Shows Kath and Kim, The Games and The Lano and Woodley Show.

Social media has been flooded with tributes since news of Clarke’s passing broke on Monday.

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