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Kiwi Celebrity Deaths 2021

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Though these famous figures have died, their legacies live on and continue to inspire and delight us. Join us as we remember celebrities who died in 2021.

Olivia Podmore (1997 – 2021)

Olivia Podmore was an Olympic cyclist who competed for New Zealand in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. Read More

Graham McRae (1940 – 2021)


Graham McRae was a legendary Formula 5000 racer who was a three-time champion of the Tasman Series, won the 1972 SCCA Continental 5000 series and multiple Australian Grand Prix races. Read More 

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Philip Sherry (2021)

Philip Sherry was a popular TV newsreader for TVNZ and TV3. Read More

Margaret Forsyth (2021)

Margaret Forsyth was a legendary netball player as a teenager for Silver Ferns who won two world titles and then became a coach and politician. Read More

Iain Galloway (1922 – 2021)

Iain Galloway was a popular commentator for cricket and rugby known as “The Voice of Carisbrook.” Read More

Alan Burgess (1920 – 2021)

Alan Burgess was the world’s oldest living first-class cricketer at the time of his passing. He played for Canterbury for 12 years. Read more

Bruce Taylor (1943 – 2021)

Bruce Taylor was a legendary cricketer who played 30 tests from 1965 until 1973. He is the only player with a five-wicket haul in his test match debut. Read more

Ashley Gardiner (1946 – 2021)

Ashley Gardiner was a former legendary All Blacks player who also played for Taranaki. Read more

Peter Thornbury (1939 – 2021)

Peter Thorburn was a legendary rugby coach who coached the New Zealand national rugby sevens team and later the United States in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Read more

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