Kiwi broadcaster Max Cryer dies at age 86

Kiwi television presenter, radio broadcaster, entertainer, singer and writer Max Cryer has passed away at age 86.

A representative for the family says his death about midday yesterday was very sudden, and he was bright as a button the night before.

Variety Artist Club of New Zealand Patron David Hartnell says Cryer had an extraordinary career… and was a trailblazer in the industry.

Cryer’s television works included the game shows Mastermind and University Challenge, alongside the talk-show Town Cryer.

Cryer had been awarded the Order of the British Empire.

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