Legendary Australian Sports Journalist, Scot Palmer is dead. He died at the age of 84 according to reports. His death came after suffering some health issues in recent times.
Scot Palmer is well known for his catchphrase ‘keep punching’ which he will forever be remembered for.
Aside from his work as a journalist, he was an avid writer whose columns kept a generation of readers informed and entertained. He plied his trade for over 5 decades and he was loved and well respected by many. Scott Palmer was a household name.
He worked for the Herald & Weekly Times tirelessly, writing for The Sun, Sunday Press, Sunday Sun and Sunday Herald Sun for more than 50 years, before retiring in 2008.
Scot Palmer tributes
Following his death, a lot of tributes are pouring in.
“No one can underestimate the indelible mark and legacy that Scot Palmer made to the game of Australian football through his personality and profession,” footy broadcaster and long-time journalist Eddie McGuire said.
“He was a part of as many sporting stories in Melbourne, particularly in football, as he actually reported.
“To me, he was also the mascot of journalism and football and inner-city, gritty Melbourne. In a way, a chapter of that period closes in our game, in our city’s fabric and in our profession with Scotty’s passing.”
Scot Palmer cause of death
Scot Palmer’s cause of death is tongue cancer. He got diagnosed with cancer in 2017. He was admitted to the hospital at the time with his wife, Lorraine by his side. During the time, Scot lost a lot of weight and he could only eat via a tube connected to his stomach. Palmer was treated at the Peter MacCallum Centre, receiving chemotherapy and seven weeks of radiation.
May his soul rest in peace!