The spouse of Queensland radio host Invoice McDonald has tragically misplaced her battle with most cancers.
McDonald has taken break day from his new job because the substitute for Ray Hadley on Brisbane’s 4BC radio station following the heartbreaking information.
He and Julianne had been married for 30 years.
The eldest son of the McDonald household, Jordan, shared the unhappy information on Fb, expressing the household’s deep disappointment and mentioning that Julianne had handed away after a brave battle.
A poignant image of Jordan holding his mom’s hand in her hospital mattress accompanied his tribute.
“On behalf of the McDonald household, we’re deeply saddened to share that Mum handed away early this morning after a brave battle with most cancers,” he wrote.
“We love you and can miss you dearly.”
In Invoice McDonald’s absence, colleague Gary Hardgrave has lined for him at work and knowledgeable 4BC listeners of the information.
“Gary Hardgrave right here within the chair this morning for Invoice McDonald. Look, I’ve some unhappy information to share with 4BC listeners this morning,” Hardgrave mentioned.
“We’re considering of Invoice and his 4 sons at this dreadful and tough time.”
Invoice and Julianne had 4 sons collectively Jordan, Hamish, William, and James.
Invoice McDonald had just lately taken over Ray Hadley‘s radio slot on 4BC after Hadley’s long-running morning program was discontinued. Invoice assumed the function of the 9am to midday timeslot on weekdays.
This alteration took impact in September, despite the fact that Ray Hadley‘s Morning was the highest-rated present on 4BC, with over 7 per cent of the viewers within the newest scores.
The choice to switch Hadley’s program with McDonald was based mostly on a neighborhood content material technique, as defined by 4BC Content material Supervisor Max Dudley.