Michael Schildberger Lost Battle to Prostrate Cancer

Veteran broadcaster and former A Current Affair host Michael Schildberger has died.

The Channel Nine and ABC journalist and personality was suffering from prostate cancer and passed away in a Melbourne hospital this morning with his children by his side. He was aged in his 70s.

Schildberger became a familiar face on Australian television after taking over as host of A Current Affair in the 1970s.

He joined Nine in 1955 as a copy boy and completed a journalism cadetship before climbing the ranks to become director of news.

Schildberger later joined the ABC and presented 3LO-774's popular morning program.
Later in life he started his own media production company and penned an autobiography, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

He was diagnosed with cancer 14 years ago.
Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Schildberger on talkback radio this morning.

His son Nick told ABC 774's morning host Jon Faine his father had astounded doctors with his lengthy fight against the disease.
"He was a very kind generous man, and also a very strong man," Nick Schildberger said.

"He didn't let things get him down. He was the most positive and optimistic person I know. He refused to give up.

"Unfortunately the cancer, in the end, took over and he was unable to fight any more."

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Mexican Gang Attack Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney has been left “shaken up” after a gang attacked his tour bus.

The 67-year-old star had to be rescued by police in Mexico after the youths surrounded his vehicle and jumped up and down on the roof after a concert at the Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City on Saturday.

A source said: "At first his security team thought it was just swarms of fans but when people started scaling the bus, the situation changed in a flash. Paul and the team were shaken up.”

According to reports, the troublemakers left the scene as soon as they heard police sirens.

The singer’s management team are now reviewing his security.

Paul recently admitted he is happy to carry the “weight” of fame.

He said: “Fame can get pretty annoying but now I have rules, I've finally grown up and finally realised I've got rights. I'm happy to talk to people on a one to one human basis but the minute they turn me into this celebrity that I'm pretending not to be for that minute, I sort of say no, I'm not going to do that.

"I will just go shopping or go to the movies on my own, and I like that. It is very much a balancing part of my life." 

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