Well-known football media figure Stephen Phillips has passed away after being diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.
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Phillips, 62, began his career with The Sun in 1970, before moving on to The Australian in 1975 and The Age between 1977-1979.|
He then moved to Channel Seven’s London Bureau before hosting popular Sunday morning TV show World of Sport.
Phillips left Seven to join Channel Nine in 1986, co-hosting Wide World of Sport alongside Collingwood legend Lou Richards.
He then made the journey back to Seven, before continuing his career as a writer and producer.
Phillips was known for his laid-back style and his interview with Essendon player Mark Thompson following the 1984 Grand Final will forever be remembered.
Phillips, a lifelong Melbourne Demons supporter, is survived by his wife Jill and children Grace and Tom.