Legendary TV boss David Leckie dies at the age of 70

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Former Seven West Media boss David Leckie, who left an enduring mark on the media landscape, has passed away this morning after battling a long illness.
Legendary former television boss David Leckie has died surrounded by his family this morning.

His wife Skye and sons Harry and Ben said in a statement that he passed away in NSW after battling a long illness. He was 70.

"With immense sadness we advise the passing of our adored and much-loved husband and father, David Leckie," the family said.

"David passed away at Mulberry Farm, Robertson, after a long illness this morning. He was surrounded by his loving family."

Camera Icon David and Skye Leckie in Sydney in August 2018. Credit: Don Arnold / WireImage

Mr Leckie, who also had a third son Tim, was born on May 4, 1951, the eldest son of Ron and Joyce Leckie. He had two brothers, Stuart and Ian.

He was uncle to nine nieces and nephews and great uncle to four great nieces and great nephews.

Educated at Newington College and Macquarie University, he became a popular figure in the television industry and was a former boss of Seven West Media until 2012.

SWM chairman Kerry Stokes said he was in mourning at the passing of his friend.

"I had a close association and friendship with David for more than 20 years and finally enticed him to Seven in 2003, when he started the difficult process in turning around the network's fortunes.

"David achieved the…
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