Broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes (62) has passed away at his home in Hawke’s Bay, surrounded by friends and family. His family released a statement this morning.
“Sir Paul Holmes passed away peacefully early this morning surrounded by his family at home in Hawke’s Bay, as he wished to be.
"Sir Paul had been in poor health since having heart surgery earlier in the year. In recent months, he had also been suffering from a resurgence of prostate cancer.
"More than just a broadcaster, Paul was a loving husband and father, as well as a generous friend. He loved people and people loved him.
"Lady Holmes, Millie, Rueben and Ken Holmes would like to thank the public for their incredible support."
For our full tribute to Sir Paul, see the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, on sale Sunday.
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