Jono Coleman Wiki – Jono Coleman Biography
Jono Coleman was an Australian TV and radio star who has died on July 9. He was a television presenter, radio announcer, writer, performer of comedy, and advertorial spokesperson. He started his media career in Australia in the late 1970s and worked in his native United Kingdom.
In 2015, he was awarded an OAM for his services to the broadcast media industry and to the community.
He was 65 years old.
Jono Coleman Dies
Australian radio and television personality Jonathan, ‘Jono’ Coleman, has died after living for four years with prostate cancer.
Coleman had a long and distinguished media career in Australia and his native Britain and was most recently a presenter on Studio 10 on Network 10.
Jono had initially kept his prostate cancer diagnosis a secret for over a year before deciding to share his story to raise awareness.
Speaking to the Mirror in 2018, Jono said his diagnosis came about because he was encouraged to undergo blood tests every six months after appearing on Celebrity Fit Club.
“They made me get my act together because my dad had died of a heart attack at 62 – the age I am now – and his mother had died young. They put me on statins and said, ‘If you want to see your children grow up, you have to change your lifestyle,’ he said.
Speaking after his death, Margot described Coleman as her ‘soulmate’ and said they had lived a ‘wonderful life’ together.
Mrs. Coleman said in a statement: “Jono and I have been soulmates for close to 40 years. 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 that he wanted.”
Margot said she and their children had been by Jono’s side when he passed away.
“When I asked Jono recently how he wanted to be remembered, he said, ‘For doing a good deed every day.’ Such was the generosity and caring nature of the love of my life,” said Margot.
Coleman was a high-profile radio presenter in England for 16 years and worked for BBC London, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Radio, and Heart 106.2.
After returning to Australia, he partnered with presenter Julia Zemiro to present The Jonathan Coleman Experience on WSFM.
Jonathan presented a weekly show with longtime triple j friend Jon Vidler on community radio’s Northside Radio 99.3FM (The Two Jons).
His TV credits include the Late Night with Jono and Dano show, Hey, Hey It’s Saturday, Have a Go, as well as London correspondent for Channel 7’s Sunrise.
He was active in the community and helped many organizations, including Radio for the Print Handicapped, the School for the Deaf and Blind, the Schizophrenia Research Institute, Carers’ Australia, and the Movember Foundation.
Social media has been flooded with tributes to the presenter, many of them remembering the unwavering support Coleman gave to anyone in the entertainment business.
Coleman had previously been described in the media as the “happiest man on TV.”