Who was Jono Coleman?
Jono Coleman or Jonathan Harry Coleman OAM born on 29 February 1956, was an Australian television presenter, radio announcer, writer, comedian, and advertorial spokesperson.
Coleman was born in Hackney in London. He lived in North London from 1990 until his return to Australia in 2006. He resided in Sydney until his death on 9 July 2021, aged 65, from prostate cancer. He was married and was the father of two children.
Jono Coleman Death, Cause of Death
The UK-born 65-year-old Australian, nicknamed “Jono”, died after suffering from prostate cancer on Friday with his wife and two children by his side.
In a statement tweeted by his son Oscar, Coleman’s wife Margot said her husband had been her soulmate “for close to 40 years”.Advertisement
She said: “We have been fortunate to have lived a rich and wonderful life and I have been lucky enough to watch up-close someone with enormous talent and the special gift to make people laugh.
“I will miss him beyond words and with the support of our gorgeous children, Oscar and Emily, and their partners, we will continue to live in the manner he wanted.”
She said her husband had wanted to be remembered for doing “a good deed every day”, which was indicative of his “generosity and caring nature”.
Speaking in 2018 about his cancer diagnosis, Coleman told Australia’s Studio 10: “Within like five minutes, he [the doctor] said, ‘yes, well, I can tell you your prostate is enlarged and there’s a sort of a hard lump so I’d say you’ve got cancer’.”
A series of high-profile figures have paid tribute.
Star of Gladiator, Russell Crowe, described the DJ as “a lovely man”.
Replying to Oscar Coleman’s tweet, the Australian actor said: “Hey Oscar, I’m really sorry to hear this news. Your dad was a lovely man. It must be an awful time for you right now. My deepest condolences.”
BBC Radio London, where Coleman had worked, said on Twitter: “We are so sad at the news that our former colleague Jono Coleman has died from cancer at the age of 65. Our thoughts are with Jono’s wife Margot and his children today.”
Australian comedian Adam Hills said Coleman was one of his “early radio heroes, and one of the nicest people I ever met”.
Presenter Jeremy Vine described Coleman as a “giant of radio”.
Author Kathy Lette, a friend and neighbour of the DJ in London, said he “lit up our days with love and laughter”.
The presenter’s family said a memorial event would be organised when the situation allowed.
Jono Coleman Biography, Wiki
He first appeared on TV in 1979 in Australia and later teamed up with Ian “Dano” Rogerson to become a double act, “Jono and Dano”
After moving to the UK, he worked with Russell Williams on Virgin Radio’s Russ and Jono show in the mid-1990s and was later heard on Heart and BBC radio.
|Born||Jonathan Harry Coleman|
29 February 1956
London, England, United Kingdom
|Died||9 July 2021 (aged 65)|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Other names||Jono Coleman|
|Occupation||Television personality, radio announcer, writer, performer, voice actor|
|Known for||Studio 10|
Jono Coleman Career In UK radio
Jono Coleman’s UK radio career began at BBC GLR in 1990, before moving to Virgin Radio in May 1993, presenting the Sunday – Thursday evening show from 7–10pm. In July 1993, he co-presented the breakfast show alongside Russ Williams, where he remained until October 1997, moving to the drivetime show upon Chris Evans’ arrival at the station.
Coleman was fired from Virgin Radio in early 1998 and moved to London’s Heart 106.2, presenting the breakfast show. He co-hosted the show with Harriet Scott from mid-2002.
In early 2005, despite his breakfast show contributing to Heart 106.2 becoming the most listened to commercial radio station in London, he was axed, moving to sister station LBC 97.3, where for a short time he took over the weekend mid-morning show from 10 am – 1 pm.
On 25 July 2005 Coleman took over the 3–5pm Afternoon show on BBC London 94.9 and from 17 October 2005, he took over the breakfast show from Danny Baker, co-presenting with JoAnne Good. In late 2006, he had left BBC London and the UK to be near his 81-year-old mother Sylvia, in Sydney, Australia.
Coleman had a daily weekday slot with presenter Russ Williams on FIX Radio which is a radio station for tradespeople in the UK.
Suspension from Sunrise
On 2 August 2007, Jono Coleman was suspended indefinitely from Sunrise for revealing the supposed end to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on air. He later said that he had not read the book and the Seven Network released a statement regarding his actions. Sunrise announced that their viewers would decide whether he would be fired. He kept his job with 70% of the vote.
Jono Coleman FAQ’s
Who was Jono Coleman?
Jonathan Harry Coleman OAM (29 February 1956 – 9 July 2021), known as Jono Coleman, was an Australian television presenter, radio announcer, writer, comedian, and advertorial spokesperson.
What is Jono Coleman Wife’s Name?
Jono Coleman Wife’s name is Margot Fitzpatrick.
How many children does Jono Coleman have?
Jono Coleman was the father of 2 children with his wife Margot Fitzpatrick.
What is Jono Coleman’s Net worth?
Jono Coleman’s Net worth is under review and will be updated soon.
What was Jono Coleman’s Age when he died?
Jono Coleman was 65 years of age when he passed away.
How did Jono Coleman die?
Jono Coleman died of prostate cancer.