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Sunday 11 March 2012

Ian Turpie dies. A 'Turps' tribute.

Ian 'Turps' Turpie has died of cancer.

He has had an enduring TV and music career, spanning decades.

Known as host of 'The Price is Right' (and bellowing the phrase "Come on down"), his early relationship with Olivia Newton John, and his recent turn as comedic actor in Australian TV series 'Swift and Shift Couriers' and 'Housos', here are some classic Turps clips:

Early Turps:

Cheeky Turps on Roy and HG's 'Club Buggery' (in tights and suspenders):

Recent Turps in his hilarious role in 'Swift & Shift Couriers':

And Turps in 'Housos' outtakes (Turps is at the 4 min mark):

A Today Tonight segment, featuring Australian game show hosts, including Turps in his role as 'The Price is Right' host:

'Where Are They Now' episode, featuring Turps:

RIP, Turps. One of Australia's favourite sons. Funny, enduring, and a larrikin until the very end.

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