| 28.02,19. 12:32 PM |
Kerri-Anne Kennerley's husband John dies in Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital
Photo: Kerri-Anne Kennerley and John Kennerley with her Gold Logie in 2017. (AAP: Tracey Nearmy)
The husband of Australian television host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has died in hospital overnight.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison paid tribute to the couple's relationship as a "true love story", while at a press conference announcing the appointment of new ABC chair Ita Buttrose.
"[It's] a love story that shows how lucky we are to have people we love in our lives and I'm sure Kerri-Anne will be deeply comforted by that," Mr Morrison said.
"They shared their story openly with the Australian public and they let people into a very private part of their lives and I think the strength, determination and compassion and care that was shown in that relationship was an inspiration to all Australians.
"You have the love and care of the nation with you."
Ms Buttrose said she was a good friend of Mr Kennerley and sent her condolences.
"I really am sad … They were a great couple and she adored him."