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Thursday 6 December 2012

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch dies. Her legacy.

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, the matriarch of the Murdoch media family and lauded philanthropist has died in her Melbourne home. She was 103.

What a hugely inspirational woman.

Her son, News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch, said in a statement:

"We have lost the most wonderful mother but we are all grateful to have had her love and wisdom for so many years.

"Throughout her life, our mother demonstrated the very best qualities of true public service.

"Her energy and personal commitment made our country a more hopeful place and she will be missed by many.’’

And this morning Mr Murdoch posted a Twitter message paying tribute to his mother, saying her loss was "still a blow" despite her age.

"Many thanks for condolences about my mum. A great lady wife, mother and citizen," he wrote.

Dame Elisabeth supported over 100 charities annually and was renowned for her commitment to helping others.

She has 50 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Her grandson Lachlan Murdoch is pictured with her below, at her 102nd birthday [photo: couriermail.com.au]

In lieu of flowers, the Murdoch family is asking for donations to be made to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

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