Reg Watson, creator of Neighbours and different Australian dramas, has died aged 93.
His loss of life was confirmed by present bosses on social media who paid tribute, with stories claiming he died after a brief sickness (by way of TV Tonight AU).
In a put up on Twitter, Neighbours government producer, Jason Herbison, wrote: ‘Everyone at Neighbours is gloomy to listen to of the passing of our creator, Reg Watson.
‘He was a pioneer of drama, prolific in his output and by all accounts a lovely person to work with. His legacy lives on in Ramsay Street to this day.’
'Everyone at Neighbours is gloomy to listen to of the passing of our creator, Reg Watson. He was a pioneer of drama, prolific in his output and by all accounts a beautiful person to work with. His legacy lives on in Ramsay Street to this present day.' – Jason Herbison – Neighbours EP pic.twitter.com/BbfkFwKN6Q
— Neighbours (@neighbours) October 12, 2019
Along with the Australian cleaning soap, Reg additionally created dramas such as Prisoner, The Young Doctors, and labored on ITV cleaning soap Crossroads.
Neighbours was first broadcast on the Seven Network in March 1985, with the community commissioning the cleaning soap after the success of Watson’s earlier cleaning soap Sons And Daughters.
The present turned a launch pad for the careers of many enormous stars, together with Kylie Minogue, Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, and Jason Donovan.
The latter paid tribute to Watson on Twitter, writing: ‘Many Australian Entertainment careers have a lot to thank for this man. A legend.. Mr Reg Watson.’
Neighbours airs weekdays on Channel 5 at 5.30pm.