Vale: Gavan Disney

Former producer Gavan Disney, best known for Hey Hey it’s Saturday and Healthy Wealthy & Wise, died this week, aged 69.

He died following a long illness.

Disney was instrumental in the career of Daryl Somers, both running DAS Entertainment with Ernie Carrol, until a split in 1990. He was also an early Executive Producer of Hey Hey it’s Saturday and manager of careers including John Blackman & Molly Meldrum.

He later moved to TEN where he co-created and produced Healthy Wealthy & Wise running from 1992 until 1998 featuring Iain Hewitson, Ronnie Burns, Jacki MacDonald, Ross Greenwood,
Tonia Todman & Peter Wherrett. He also managed Hewitson, Margaret Peacock, lawyer Frank Galbally and Shannon Bennett.

Controversially in 2008 he was charged with sexual assault in allegations dating back to Ballarat in the early 1980s but was acquitted.

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