Former Australian television executive David Leckie has died, aged 70, at his home in the NSW Southern Highlands.
His wife Skye and sons Harry and Ben issued a family statement on Tuesday morning.
“With immense sadness we advise the passing of our adored and much loved husband and father, David Leckie,” the statement read.
“David passed away at Mulberry Farm, Robertson after a long illness this morning. He was surrounded by his loving family.”
Leckie was CEO of Seven until 2010, then of Seven West Media until 2012 and was then an adviser before leaving the company in 2016.
Before that he led the Nine Network from 1990 to 2001.