Industry sends wishes to Peter Harvey

By David Knox on February 27, 2013 / Filed Under News 6

HarveypIndustry and viewers have been sending their best wishes to Peter Harvey and family after reports he is “gravely ill.”

Harvey, 68, announced in October that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but has continued working, including recent appearances on Nine News and an interview with the ABC’s One Plus One.

Daughter Claire Harvey ‏tweeted: “Thank you to everyone for your amazingly kind messages to Dad. He is getting great care in hospital.”

Ben Fordham:
Thinking of our mate Peter Harvey @harves60 who’s not in the best shape at present. Feel free to send him hugs and high fives

Tom Steinfort:
I think we should get behind @BenFordham’s #weloveharves hashtag. Thoughts and prayers with @harves60 #legend

Louise Momber:
My thoughts are with @harves60 and his family tonight. It’s a long, tough road. Stay strong. We are behind you all the way #weloveharves

Grill Team:
We join the rest of you wishing Peter Harvey and his family all the best tonight #WeLoveHarves

Melissa Hoyer:
An elegant, wise & witty man the entire country loves. Strength to you @harves60 #weloveharves via @newscomauHQ

Miranda Devine:
All the very best to a great journalist and a true gentleman @harves60 in hospital. Thoughts & prayers w you too @chmharvey #weloveharves

Ros Reines:
You have so much to teach us about courage, strength and integrity @harves60 #weloveharves

Wendy Kingston:
Thinking of you @harves60 – by far one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve had the privilege of working with. #WeLoveHarves

Alicia Loxley:
@harves60 you’re an inspiration. We’re thinking of you.

Jayne Azzopardi:
You’re right @BenFordham – #weloveharves !! @harves60 A news legend who always has time & advice for anyone who needs it.

Chris Reason:
Here at St Peter’s in Rome, thinking of another Peter… perhaps our patron saint of TV news #weloveharves

Sonia Kruger:
Thinking of you @harves60. Get better soon. #weloveharves

Kieran Gilbert:
The best writer of a TV yarn, the best voice and an absolute gentleman #weloveharves

amanda meade:
@tomsteinfort @harves60 Everyone loves him! #weloveharves

A Current Affair:
@harves60 legend #WeLoveHarves



  1. Sydney2K February 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm -

    His interview on One on One was inspirational. If you missed the original broadcast, I’m sure it’s on the iView site.

  2. Ann February 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm -

    All the best to Peter and his family at this difficult time

  3. JoshS February 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm -

    Pancreatic cancer is an absolute howling bitch of a disease. Almost impossible to detect early, it spreads quickly in the abdomen. Prognosis is rarely good.

    Perhaps the breast cancer awareness ‘industry’ could donate a few hundred million dollars. They could spare it considering how pervasive their advertising campaigns are.

    My father was diagnosed in January, he lasted 21 days. Miracles don’t happen often, but geez I wish Peter the very best. Either a full recovery or the least amount of pain…poor bugger

  4. deedeedragons February 27, 2013 at 11:02 am -

    There are very few people left on TV with the class he has. Ann Sanders comes to mind and um……. yeah. Quite sad.

  5. Qubec February 27, 2013 at 9:52 am -

    A true journalist and a bastion of television news reporting from the past. I wish him all the best

  6. simmo3 February 27, 2013 at 6:09 am -

    I wish this lovely man and fine journalist (and his family) the very best. , :(

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