Rebecca Wilson has passed away overnight. She was suffering from breast cancer.
The sports reporter and radio presenter kept news of her cancer quiet, as she continued working right up until a week ago.
News of Rebecca’s passing saddened CRA Conference delegates today, and she was acknowledged by several speakers as a great reporter and broadcaster.
Her husband John Hartigan and sons Tom and Will this morning said:
“Our amazing Bec lost her long battle against breast cancer early today.
“She passed away peacefully in the family home in Sydney while surrounded by her loved ones.
“Courage has always been a significant part of her DNA, no less in her desperate battle against her insidious disease.
“Rebecca kept knowledge of her illness a closely guarded secret. The majority of her friends, colleagues and indeed members of her family were unaware of the extent of her illness. She did so to limit their suffering.”
Many radio friends paid tribute to Rebecca at the conference. These comments from Lisa Sweeny, who started as a cadet with Rebecca.
Rebecca did an extended interview about her life and career on 2SER last year. Hear it here.