Comedian and TV personality Tyler Craig has died aged 67 after a short illness

July 1, 2021 0 Comments

Comedian Tyler Craigan has died after a battle with cancer.

The 54-year-old died on Monday, the ABC reported.

He had been in the ICU in Brisbane, aged in his mid-60s.

In 2014, the former Biggleswade, Coogee and Pakenham High School star was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

A post-mortem examination has been completed, the Queensland Government said.

Mr Craigan was born in Brisbane and studied acting at Gold Coast University before working in the US for seven years.

He worked on a variety of television projects including The Real O’Neals, The Real Housewives of Sydney and The Real Life of Tom Hanks.

He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Writing in 2006.

In 2013, he co-hosted a popular children’s television show with his wife, singer-songwriter Danielle Stirling, and their three children, and the pair also wrote a children’s book.

He appeared on the Australian television program I Hear Your Song and later hosted his own comedy show, The Crocodile Dundee Show, which ran on TV in Australia for three seasons.

A statement on the website for his wife Danielle said: “Tyler is survived by his wife of 25 years, Danielle Stokes, and three daughters, Olivia, Laila and Brianna.

He was also survived by a brother, Robert.

The family would like to thank the many friends and fans who have made this possible.”