David Leckie net worth soared when he was the Channel 7 CEO. Who will inherit the fortune after his death? Find Out.
According to recent reports, Australian media executive David Leckie has passed away. He was popular as the Seven West Media CEO and Nine Network managing director.
His death news was announced by his family on Tuesday. Likewise, he was 70 years old in age.
David Leckie Net Worth: Who Rich Was Former Channel 7 CEO?
David Leckie net worth is estimated to be at least $2 million USD.
David Leckie earned his fortune as the former CEO of Channel 7. He had joined the network in 2003 and changed the TV game for the channel. In fact, Leckie reportedly increased the network’s fortunes and commissioned several hit shows.
It is estimated that David Leckie bagged $1.7 million in salary in 2004/05 alone. In fact, he was the highest-paid executive that year with a massive spike in Seven Network Ltd’s ratings.
Eventually, Leckie was replaced by Tim Worner as Seven CEO in 2007. But, he continued to serve as Seven West Media CEO until 2012.
In 1982, he joined the Nine Network as the sales director. Moreover, he was also serving as the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trustee since 2001.
David Leckie Illness And Health – His Death Cause Revealed
David Leckie death cause was revealed as illness.
He had been suffering from physical complications for a while now. His family stated he died after “battling a long illness”. However, the actual disease was not disclosed.
David Leckie health had already suffered major trauma in 2008.
Sad news with the passing of former chief at CH9,David Leckie. David played a huge role in my TV & radio career, namely convincing Kerry Packer to help me pick up the pieces following my removal from WOF & giving me Catch Phrase .Sympathies to Skye & the family. RIP mate. Burgo.
— John Burgess (@thejohnburgess) July 20, 2021
He had even gone under an induced coma after getting an infection on an injured figure. Nonetheless, he had reportedly made a full recovery.
On June 20, 2021, Leckie passed away at his Mulberry Farm in Robertson, New South Wales.
Update On David Leckie Family And Children
David Leckie was surrounded by his family during his last moment.
He is now survived by his wife, Skye Leckie. Prior to Skye, he was married to Barbara.
David Leckie will be living through his children Tim, Harry and Ben.
Due to the COVID-19 restriction in Australia, the funeral for the late executive will be private. But, his family is planning to live stream the ceremony.
Vale Mr David Leckie.
One of the biggest.
Continued Nine’s decades of dominance into a new era in the 90s.
— Mr TV Australia (@MrTVAus) July 20, 2021
Many fans and celebrities have come forward to show their respect. Sunrise host Kylie Gillies even broke down after hearing the unfortunate news.
We express our thought and prayers to David Leckie’s relatives and friends. His memory and work will continue to live within our hearts.