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    Sunrise reporter Nathan Templeton passes away aged 44

    Former Sunrise reporter Nathan Templeton has passed away, following a medical episode on Monday while walking his dog in Geelong.

    The 44-year-old was found near Barwon River, in suburb of Newtown according to the Herald Sun. 

    Sunrise reporter Nathan Templeton passes away aged 44

    Nathan Templeton

    Lewis Martin, managing director Seven Melbourne and network head of Sport, said in a statement: “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.”

    Speaking to The Australian, a Victoria police spokeswoman said “Police will prepare a report for the coroner following the death of a 44-year-old Newtown man on Tuesday 9 April.

    “Emergency services were called to a park in Newtown about 2.30pm where the man was located deceased.

    “The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.”

    In 2012, Templeton joined the 7NEWS Melbourne team as a sports reporter before his 2016 move to the role of Melbourne correspondent for Sunrise

    He also regularly worked on Weekend Sunrise as a sports presenter, and was part of Seven’s coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

    Prior to working at Seven, Templeton worked on 10 News First in the Melbourne newsroom as a sports reporter.

    Paying tribute to Templeton, sports commentator Perth Mayor Basil Zempilas described him as “happy, so reliable, incredibly hard working and just so good to have on the team. He was team first. Always.”

    Stephen Quartermain, Network 10 Melbourne sports presenter said it was “Hard to comprehend Nathan Templeton is gone.

    “So young, vibrant, talented and cheeky. That’s how I’ll remember him.”

    Former Sydney Swans player Jude Bolton said “Saddened to hear the sudden passing of Nathan Templeton. Thoughts go out to all the family, to the Seven crew and his close friends”.

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    The post Sunrise reporter Nathan Templeton passes away aged 44 appeared first on Mediaweek.

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