Vale: Nathan Templeton

"The tragic news of Nathan’s passing has left us all at Seven profoundly saddened."

Longtime Seven News reporter Nathan Templeton has died, aged 44.

The Herald Sun reports he was found near Barwon River in Geelong on Tuesday afternoon after suffering a medical episode while walking the dog.

A longtime Seven reporter, Templeton was much loved within the media and sporting community.

He joined Seven in 2012, serving as a Melbourne correspondent for Sunrise but more recently retreated from the limelight to deal with personal issues.

He was part of Seven’s Olympic broadcast team in Tokyo and Rio plus 2018 Commonwealth Games, as well as Australian Open and Australian Swimming Championships.

He was previously a 10 News First reporter and also worked for the Geelong Football Club as a ground announcer for home games at GMHBA stadium.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Network Head of Sport, Lewis Martin said, “The tragic news of Nathan’s passing has left us all at Seven profoundly saddened.

“Nathan was a respected journalist whose passion for storytelling was evident in all his years reporting for Sunrise, 7NEWS and multiple Olympic Games.

“Our deepest condolences go out to his family, especially his two young sons, during this difficult time.”



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5 Responses

  1. Oh man, one of the Best! That trademark raspy/husky voice. What a bombshell to read yesterday morning, 24hrs to process this, let alone his family and especially Seven and Ten. He’d be blown away with the media and public outpouring of love online, still this morning. Shows how much he was respected, not just Melbourne but nationally, highlighted by his 7Sport roles at the tennis and Olympics/Comm Games. And I fondly remember his ATV-10 days at the news sport team in the Mal and Helen era and Sports Tonight. Go well, Tempo :'(

  2. This is shocking news.I remember Nathan well from his days as a sports presenter on Southern Cross news here in Tasmania.He always seemed so personable and so engaging,a really good presenter,What a terrible loss.My sympathies go to his family and friends at this time.

  3. Just a very slight correction – the Herald Sun is now reporting he was found dead 2:30pm yesterday (Tuesday)

    44 is too young – I’ll always remember him for his fantastic AFL reporting. RIP Nathan

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