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Flying Doctors' actor Terry Gill dies

Veteran British-born Australian actor Terry Gill, who starred alongside Rebecca Gibney in the TV series Flying Doctors, has died.

He was 75.

Gill appeared in dozens of major Australian productions, including the hit feature films Phar Lap and Crocodile Dundee and TV shows Homicide, Prisoner, Blue Heelers, Division 4 and Matlock Police.

The father of two was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014 and suffered a stroke late last year as well.

His wife Carole Ann Gill told Fairfax that they were "unprepared" when things turned for the worst several months ago.

"And for a man who was so incredibly funny and outrageous and all the things that made him so very special, it was such a shock," she said.

The Nine Network, which screened The Flying Doctors and Division 4, put out a statement about Gill's death on Wednesday.

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Terry Gill," the Nine statement read.

"He was a much loved member of the Nine family, appearing in Division 4 and The Flying Doctors, as well as contributing to Carols by Candlelight for over three decades.

"We extend our sincere condolences to Carole Ann and all his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all of us at Channel Nine, as well as by legions of fans around Australia."

AAP

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