Former Seven Network exec Brad Lyons passes away

Brad Lyons, the man behind over 25 successful TV titles, including Dancing with the Stars, My Kitchen Rules, Deal or No Deal and House Rules, has passed away following a battle with cancer.

Lyons joined Seven in 1997 as head of infotainment and worked closely alongside former CEO Tim Worner and director of programming Angus Ross.

Seven West Media today expressed its deep sadness at the passing of Lyons.

James Warburton, Seven West Media managing director and CEO said: “On behalf of all of us at SWM, we were devastated to learn of Brad’s passing. Brad was an instrumental creative force at Seven for two decades. He saw the launch of over 25 titles in his time, including iconic shows such as Dancing with the Stars, My Kitchen Rules, Deal or No Deal, House Rules and The Chase Australia.

“We will all miss his energy and passion, which we were so lucky to experience. Brad was a second-to-none creative mind, and we were so fortunate to have a had chance to work with him and get to know him for the truly incredible person he was.

“Our thoughts are with Brad’s wife, Debbie, his three daughters, and all of his family and friends at this time.”

Tributes have poured in from Seven staffers and talent across social media, with many remembering his passion for TV and big personality.


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