Veteran cameraman Nick Beaney, who worked at Channel Seven for decades, died recently after suffering an aneurysm, aged 61.
He started his media career in the late 1980s when he began working in the mail room at Seven before meeting future wife Siobhan, who worked in the programming department.
His credits include Dancing with the Stars, Highway Patrol, Airways, The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Ask the Doctor, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Strait to the Plate.
Nick Beaney died on December 28 less than six weeks after colleague James Rose and Jetworks Aviation pilot Stephen Gale, when their jet collided with a second aircraft over Port Phillip Bay.
It is understood Mr Beaney had flown with Mr Gale in the jet earlier in the day before Mr Rose took over filming in the cockpit.
The Herald Sun reports wife Siobhan said that her husband’s death was especially “heartbreaking” as Mr Beaney had been close friends with Mr Rose’s father, David, for decades. The pair met while working in the Seven newsroom.
“I’d travelled overseas with him and we have worked together on and off for nearly 40 years, and I considered him a close friend,” David Rose said.
“He always had my back and put me and the boys first, he would have done everything to make life easy for us,” she said.
“I will miss his cheerful greetings, meeting him in the park after my walk home from work, and many other things, but mostly his genuine love for us.”
“He had an incredible career which took him to the North and South Poles and everywhere inbetween.”