John Cornell Paul Hogan Obituary – Death: “John Cornell, the man behind comedian Paul Hogan’s success and Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket, dead at 80”
Australian television and film legend John Cornell has passed away. John Cornell, known as “Strop”, died in his Byron Bay home after battling Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years. He died at the age of 80.
John Cornell was born March 2, 1941 in Kalgoorlie. Cornell was the movie star behind the Paul Hogan Show, the Crocodile Dundee films and a driving force for World Series cricket.
“From journalism to creating A Current Affair, to sports with World Series Cricket and entertainment with buddy Hoges, they’ve done magic on television for decades here at Nine.”
He was the original producer of A Current Affairs, before joining Paul Hogan to create the Paul Hogan Shows, which Cornell co-wrote, produced, and performed.
Below are the reactions from the friends and other affected persons.
John Cornell, the man behind comedian Paul Hogan’s success and Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket, dead at 80. Vale.
— Randall (@randallgill) July 23, 2021
Sad news re the passing of John Cornell , a long list of buisness, producing achievements #strop an era of home grown Aussie material..
Strop and Hoges as synonymous with Aussies as Football, Meat pies, Kangaroos and Holden cars..
— Owen Martin (@marto1059) July 23, 2021
Vale John Cornell. What a deep love you and Delvene shared. Love to you Delvene. Caring for John through 20 years of illness is proof of your selflessness. Hope you have been swept up in the arms of your loved ones – love to Melissa, Allira and Liana 😘 #valejohncornell
— Emily Rowe- Grief Coach, Dragon Mother, Hat Maker (@EmilyRowe69) July 23, 2021
Vale John Cornell 1941-2021 🕊
An Australian icon, Cornell was instrumental in the establishment and eventual success of World Series Cricket. He was the first to take the idea to Kerry Packer.
📸 Cornell and wife Delvene Delaney at the cricket – Bradman Archives pic.twitter.com/j38ltdGqZ5
— Bradman Museum and ICHOF (@BradmanBowral) July 23, 2021
John Cornell, the man behind comedian Paul Hogan’s success and Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket, dead at 80
— Björn (@BjornHund) July 23, 2021
Hi Jacq, interesting timing of this Tweet using the Crocodile Dundee image and hearing today of the sad passing of John Cornell… As for your point I agree 100%
— Ken Taylor (@KGT369) July 23, 2021
John Cornell, the Australian TV and film legend behind the Paul Hogan show and Crocodile Dundee films, has died at the age of 80. #9Today
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) July 23, 2021
As a kid Hoges and Strop were a big part of life and I’ve fond memories of sitting and laughing with Dad watching them, but it’s John Cornell’s creation of what became the revolution of world cricket that I’m most most grateful for. Vale.
— wonk_arama (@wonk_arama) July 23, 2021
— Mike John (@MikeJoh95744443) July 23, 2021
— Garry Jack (@jimmyjack244) July 23, 2021
R.I.P. John Cornell (1941-2021). Thanks for the laughs and many years of great memories. My sincere condolences to John’s family and friends. #JohnCornell #RIPStrop #strop #RIPjohncornell #entertainmentnews #RestInPeace pic.twitter.com/8YdUQMO67h
— Col Irwin (@aussiewrestler1) July 23, 2021
Aussie TV and film icon John Cornell dies age 80 –
Sad day for Australia with the passing of this aussie legend who always made us proud as an artist and as a family man.
— @realPaulGood (@PaulGood68) July 23, 2021
#RIPStrop Aussie TV and film icon John Cornell dies age 80 –
— Hilly #MaintainTheRage #JoinAUnion #WearAMask (@Hillyhobbit) July 23, 2021
To the man who helped make Paul Hogan a superstar, who gave us Crocodile Dundee, World Series Cricket and made the life savers cap fashionable!
— Glenn Rollinson (@glenn_rollinson) July 23, 2021
John Cornell — who was born in Kalgoorlie and grew up in Bunbury — has been praised as a ‘classic Australian character’. pic.twitter.com/UnHe0lshOD
— PerthNow (@perthnow) July 23, 2021