Controversial businessman and former Sydney Swans owner Geoffrey Edelsten dies aged 78

Controversial businessman and former Sydney Swans owner Geoffrey Edelsten dies aged 78

The ABC understands controversial Australian businessman Geoffrey Edelsten has died aged 78 in Melbourne. Mr Edelsten was the former owner of the Sydney Swans football club and a number of 24-hour GP superclinics and was a high-profile figure in the 1980s known for a flamboyant lifestyle. He is understood to have died this afternoon at his apartment on St Kilda Road. Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and will prepare a report for the coroner. Edelsten was struck off the NSW medical register in 1988 for over-billing. He was later jailed for paying a hitman to assault a former patient. More to come.
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