Former Wave FM breakfast host Phebe Irwin has died in Victoria after a short illness and complications from surgery.
Irwin hosted alongside Dave Gorr for eight years after arriving in the Illawarra in 1996.
On Friday, Gorr paid tribute to his former co-host.
‘‘If you wanted to have a great time and you wanted other people to have a fantastic time you took Phebe with you because you knew that Phebe would make them feel welcome and chat with them,’’ he said.
Irwin will be farewelled at a service in Albury on Wednesday.