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R.I.P Bob Hawke

Days before we find out who our next PM is going to be, we have now lost one.

Bob Hawke.

The man who said this on live tv.

When he made "that" speech back in 1983 after Alan Bond’s Australia II beat the US team to win the America’s Cup, most believe it was his most iconic moment as PM.

Bob was the longest-serving Labor Party Prime Minister, the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991 and Leader of the Labor Party at the same time. 

Blanche d’Alpuget, Bob Hawke’s wife, confirmed his passing in a statement, saying, quote, "Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian — many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era. He died peacefully at home at the age of 89 years." 

Tributes have been flowing in:

 

I will always remember him as my Prime Minister back in the 80's, out of all of them, he will always be the one that I will think of fondly. 

A memorial service to will be held in Sydney in the next couple of weeks to say goodbye to the man also known as a lovable larrikin, Bob Hawke.

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