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Tributes pour in after creator of TV show Neighbours dies

He was 92.

REGINALD ‘REG’ GRUNDY, the creator of the TV soap Neighbours and gameshows like Wheel of Fortune and Blankety Blanks, has died at the age of 92.

The Australian, who was married to actress Joy Chambers, died in his home in Bermuda.

“Reg Grundy has passed away in the arms of his beloved wife Joy, on their Bermuda estate,” radio personality Alan Jones, a long-time friend, said on his morning programme.

So ends a remarkable chapter of a great Australian.

No cause of death has yet been given.

Australian stars have been paying tribute to the producer.

Grundy founded the Reg Grundy Organisation, an entertainment group, and produced gameshows for Australia which were then sold overseas.

It wasn’t just Neighbours that he was responsible for – he also produced Young Doctors, Prisoner, and Abba: The Movie.

- Contains reporting from AFP.

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