JOURNALIST, PLAYWRIGHT AND LABOR STALWART BOB ELLIS DIES, AGED 73

PROLIFIC WRITER AND FORMER LABOR SPEECHWRITER BOB ELLIS HAS DIED AT HIS HOME IN SYDNEY AT THE AGE OF 73 AFTER A BATTLE WITH LIVER CANCER.

JOURNALIST, PLAYWRIGHT AND LABOR STALWART BOB ELLIS DIES, AGED 73

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd tweeted that "Bob Ellis was the Truest of the True Believers".
Prolific writer and former Labor speechwriter Bob Ellis has died at his home in Sydney at the age of 73 after a battle with liver cancer.
One of his novels, the 1997 Goodbye Jerusalem, was pulped after Tony Abbott and Peter Costello and their wives took defamation action and were awarded $277,000 damages.

Prolific writer and former Labor speechwriter Bob Ellis has died at his home in Sydney at the age of 73 after a battle with liver cancer. A Seventh Day Adventist who grew up in Lismore in NSW, Ellis wrote speeches for Labor...

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