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.
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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.
— Candice Wyatt (@CandiceWyatt10) April 10, 2017
— MEAA (@withMEAA) April 10, 2017
Absolutely devastated to hear the news of the passing of the brilliant John Clarke. What an incredibly sad loss. Rest In Peace Mate. pic.twitter.com/Dm7Rcm34G7
— The 12th Man (@12thManHQ) April 10, 2017
Oh man. RIP John Clarke. One of the sharpest social and cultural critics this country has ever produced. Definitely the funniest.
— Aaron Hawkins (@CrAaronHawkins) April 10, 2017
WATCH: Clarke and Dawe – The Front Fell Off