Leyland brother Mike dies, aged 68

Updated November 5 2012 - 9:54am, first published September 13 2009 - 8:05pm

Mike Leyland, one of the Leyland brothers who starred in the popular Australian television travel series, has died.The 68-year-old died from complications of Parkinson's disease this morning, his family said.Mike starred with his brother Mal on the television show Ask The Leyland Brothers, which ran from 1976 to 1984.The show followed the duo as they travelled to far-flung places around Australia nominated by television viewers.At its peak, the show was watched by more than 2.5 million people.Mike Leyland is survived by his wife Margie, his daughters Kerry, Sandy and Dawn, his step-daughters Sarah and Alison, and seven grandchildren.