Former 3XY and EON announcer, John Hood, has passed away from complications arising from COVID-19
The 66-year-old had been living in Suffolk, England, where he tested positive for the coronavirus and was admitted to hospital.
Before heading to the UK in 2004, John had also worked at Bay 93.9, K Rock and Pulse FM.
In England he worked for BBC Radio Suffolk before taking up a role as a a police community support officer, and in 2016 earned a Stars of Suffolk award for diving into the ocean to rescue a boat of four teenage drifting out to sea, and then dragging it back to shore.
His former partner Jayne Lindill told the BBC that family and friends were heartbroken by his death, and that by the time she met him 23 years ago he had already “…led a huge life…he had interviewed everyone from Sylvester Stallone to Mick Jagger and he was quite a guy.”