Geoffrey Edelsten found dead in Melbourne apartment
Australian businessman Geoffrey Edelsten has been found dead in his Melbourne home. Victoria Police confirmed that the body of a man in his late 70s was discovered on Friday afternoon in a St Kilda Road apartment. Geoffrey Edelsten with his then fiancee Brynne Gordon at Bondi Beach in 2009. Mr Edelsten, 78, was best known as the flamboyantly dressed former owner of the Sydney Swans football club. He started his career as a general practitioner and founded the Allied Medical Group.
Mr Edelsten was one of the-then VFL’s characters of the 1980s and seemed to have it all when, living a flashy lifestyle, boasting a string of medical clinics and with young blonde wife Leanne in tow, he became the first private owner of the Swans in 1985.. He famously bought Leanne a pink sports car, a De Tomaso, but denied what became a legendary tale that he also had a pink helicopter, insisting to The Age in 2011 that it had been a blue-and-white chopper “which I used to fly to Liverpool hospital to deliver babies”. Photographs from the …
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