Former presenter of Gardening Australia Peter Cundall has died aged 94.
A post on Gardening Australia’s Facebook page confirmed the death of the ABC TV host.
Cundall, who was originally from the UK and lived in Tasmania, hosted the show for 18 years.
His family said in a statement he died today.
“On Sunday 5 of December 2021, Peter Cundall passed away peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by his family,” it said.
“Peter’s privacy, and the privacy of his family, is to be respected during this very sad time.
“Peter’s family does not wish to be contacted.
“While he was loved by many, as per Peter’s wishes, there will be a private cremation and no memorial services will be held. An obituary is to follow.”
Current host of the show Costa Georgiadis paid tribute online.
“Just heard that Peter Cundall has passed away,” he wrote.
“Called back to the earth he loved and nurtured for a lifetime on World Soils Day.
“Your service & love of nature will continue to shine & be spread like seeds in the wind by those you’ve inspired for generations.
“May his memory Eternal.”
Radio host Wendy Harmer also posted a tribute, saying: “We loved you so much”.
Cundall’s family requested no photo be used in the announcement of his death, the statement said.