Vale: Damien Lovelock

Aussie singer Damien Lovelock, who was also a sports broadcaster for SBS and SKY News, has died aged 65.

He died on Saturday following a battle with cancer.

Lovelock fronted the hard rock band The Celibate Rifles from 1980 and was a contributor to The World Game and the football panel on SKY News.

On Twitter Craig Foster paid tribute, saying “Sending love back home from India to friends and family of the great Damien Lovelock at the passing of an Australian music legend & a loved member of our SBS football family. A life artfully lived that touched all who called him a friend, and many more besides. Goodbye mate.”

One Comment:

  1. oceanographer

    I watched him a lot on the World Game especially during world cups where his insight and humour of the game was much appreciated. He connected well both with football fans and non-traditional football fans and was also great on radio with the 2KY Football program every Sunday night. His football anecdotes and his take on the game was refreshing. RIP Damien

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