Australian broadcaster Wally Foreman has died

Wally Foreman, one of Australia’s leading broadcasters, has died. He was 58.

Mr Foreman suffered a massive heart attack while working out at a gym on Tuesday morning and was taken to Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital in Perth , where he died today.

ABC managing director Mark Scott has expressed his deepest sorrow at the loss of the renowned broadcaster who was well known to many colleagues from the UK.

Mr Foreman worked in sports media for more than 30 years. He attended four Olympic Games and five Commonwealth Games and also called international cricket, Aussie Rules and Davis Cup and Australian Open tennis.

Mr Foreman was the inaugural director of the Western Australian Institute of Sport and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 for his services to sport.

He is survived by his wife Lyn and two sons.

On behalf of all our members, the SJA sends its condolences to the family.

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