Veteran sports broadcaster Peter Sellers - who worked for Radio New Zealand sports for 34 years - has died at the age of 94.
He was renowned for his encyclopaedic sporting knowledge and his talent as a raconteur, and mentored many commentators, such as Keith Quinn.
So sad to report veteran NZ sports reporter PeterSellers has died aged 94. A unique and much-loved man. pic.twitter.com/Ce8ZuoILCG— Keith Quinn (@KeithQuinn88) April 22, 2016
Among those he interviewed were Mohammad Ali, Don Bradman, Mark Spitz and Peter Snell.
When he retired in 1987, he said he had enjoyed his career.
"It's been a great life - what is it now, 35 years - and I made a point in my own mind when I got into broadcasting, that I was going to stay there."
Sellers was also famous for being one of the first to swear on radio at a time when it was strictly forbidden.
Interviewing a pie seller at Athletic Park in Wellington in 1956 he exclaimed 'Bloody hell, that's a lot of pies'.
He later remembered it this way:
"She didn't say 10,000, or 25,000, I remember she said it was 20,461, and I said 'that's a bloody lot of pies', and it came out like that. And then after I'd said it, she gone red, and I thought, 'well, there goes my job'."
Now searching the house to find the letter PeterSellers sent just weeks ago. He had superb manners from another age. pic.twitter.com/AyJUOJgdEY— Keith Quinn (@KeithQuinn88) April 22, 2016