American-Australian entertainer DON LANE has passed away after a longrunning battle with dementia. He was 75.
The star died in Sydney, Australia on Thursday morning (22Oct09).
Lane emigrated Down Under in the early 1960s, and quickly became a popular TV personality, launching his own series, The Don Lane Show, in 1975.
The series ran until 1983 on Aussie channel Nine Network, and in the '90s he went on to host Australian coverage of America's NFL games.
Throughout his career, Lane won 15 Logie Awards - Australia's equivalent of the Emmy Awards - and was inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame in 2003.
He was diagnosed with dementia in 2005, and was later cared for in Sydney by his son, P.J., a basketball player.