Kyle Sandilands revealed on radio this morning that his father, Peter, passed away on Sunday March 20 following a battle with liver and bowel cancer.
His death came as a shock to Sandilands, 44, who had just landed in Sydney after a long-haul flight from Paris ten minutes earlier. He received the news via a phone call.
Kyle told his co-host Jackie O on KIIS FM that he had texted his dad as soon as he landed to let him know he was back.
“When I arrived home yesterday I sent a text to a few friends, including dad saying “I’m back b******” and then he died 10 minutes later,” he said.
Kyle’s touching words to his father. RIP Peter x https://t.co/0j0wHAx1XC
— Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) March 20, 2016
While Peter’s death was a shock to Kyle, he had been told by doctors to expect the worst.
“He hung on,” Kyle told listeners. “I know no one knows him but you would have heard him on the show.” Peter, a former bus driver, had made several appearances on Kyle’s radio show over the years. Kyle would frequently call his dad on air and trick him into believing made-up stories.
Sad news with the passing of Kyle’s dad Peter. Thoughts to Kyle and the Sandilands family. RIP x A video posted by Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) on