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Subject: Veteran Australian journalist Steve Dunleavy

Dies at 81
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Date Posted: Monday, June 24, 08:39:03pm


Australian journalist Steve Dunleavy has died, aged 81, at his home in the United States.
Dunleavy died yesterday in Long Island, his son Sean told the New York-based Daily News today.
"It just was very sudden," Sean Dunleavy said.

Born in Sydney on January 21, 1938, Dunleavy's media career spanned more than 40 years until his retirement in 2008.
He started at John Fairfax's The Sun in Sydney as a copy boy in 1953 and then headed over to rival tabloid The Daily Mirror - before it was a News Corp asset.
He later set off overseas and reached New York City in 1966 where he filed dispatches for newspapers in the United Kingdom until he took a job at the New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Dunleavy was inducted into the Australian Media Hall of Fame in 2017, which recognised his "whatever-it-takes, larger-than-life approach to journalism".
His style as a journalist also became the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr's portrayal of the reporter Wayne Gayle in the Hollywood film Natural Born Killers - Oliver Stone's 1994 satirical black comedy about a couple who become mass murderers.
Dunleavy is survived by his second wife Gloria and his two sons.

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I remember seeing him on tabloid TV shows in the 1980's. ...Here's a pic...Tuesday, June 25, 11:39:23am

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