Vale Grant Goldman
Radio broadcaster Grant Goldman has passed away at 69 years of age.
Goldman lost a long battle with cancer, with the disease having been diagnosed as terminal in 2017.
He had an incredible innings in radio and broadcasting in general, getting his start at just 14.
Over the years he worked at 2TM, 2DAYFM, 6PR, 2UE, 2GB, 2WS, 3UZ and had two stints at 2SM, and more recently on Breakfast across the Super Radio Network.
Goldman was known as the voice of Brookvale Oval, having been the ground announcer for the Manly Sea Eagles for most seasons since 1983. He stepped down in 2016.
He was also the very first host of TV show Countdown, worked for Channel 7, Sky, and the Val Morgan cinema group. He spent time as an announcer during the Sydney Olympics, as well as at other NSW grounds including the SFS, Stadium Australia.
Tributes have begun rolling in across social media networks including Twitter.
Some really sad news this morning…
Radio great and long-time @SeaEagles ground announcer Grant Goldman has died, aged 69.
The broadcaster passed away last night after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/ctPAvytFQL
— 2GB 873 (@2GB873) January 16, 2020
In 2016 a GoFundMe page was launched to help Goldman fight the five cancers he suffered from.