Australian television personality Kerri-Anne Kennerley has confirmed the tragic news her beloved husband, John Kennerley, 78, has passed away.

Kerri-Anne broke the news via her Instagram page on Thursday with a touching post.

“It’s with a heavy heart and awful sadness that I let you know that my beautiful husband John passed away last night,” the Studio 10 host revealed alongside a stunning black and white photo from their 1984 wedding day.

“As you all know, John has faced some tremendous challenges over the past few years and with each he has been extraordinarily brave and determined to overcome those hurdles and live a normal life.I want to thank everyone at St Vincent’s Hospital for the beautiful care they have provided to John in his last days.”

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“John passed away peacefully with his son Simon and I by his side. John, you were the love of my life. Xxx,” the 65-year-old explained.

Our thoughts are with Kerri-Anne and her family at this time xx

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  • I read it yesterday. So sad.
    His son looks a lot like him. I’m glad he was by his side when the father passed away.


  • May John rest in peace. He endured so much as was determined to live life as best he could.


  • Sorry to hear about her loss, thinking about her and her family.


  • So very sad. He definitely put up a good fight with his loving wife by his side throughout it all.


  • So sad but it was beautiful to see such true love between them. My heart goes out to her now.


  • Such sad news. Thinking of Kerri-Anne and her family.


  • Such a strong and loving partnership. I’m so sorry to hear this.


  • I’m very sadly to hear this however I am glad he passed peacefully.


  • Thinking of the family. They had some huge hurdles after his accident, but they both handled them with so much courage and strength. Sending love and thoughts to the family and friends of John


  • Very sad news. This is going to be a very sad time for Kerri-Anne and John’s family, and I hope they take comfort from all the joy and love they shared with John over the years.


  • I’m curious as to what caused his death. Was it related to his accident back in 2016? Or was it just old age?


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