Erin Jayne Plummer dead at 42: Friends mourn Studio 10, TVSN star after sudden death

Shattered friends have paid tribute to Australian TV presenter Erin Jayne Plummer following the tragic death of the “beautiful” mother of three this week.

Touching tributes from devastated friends pour in after the unexpected death of Australian TV presenter Erin Jayne Plummer over the weekend.

The mother of three, who had been a familiar face on Australian television screens for decades, died “suddenly” at the age of 42, leaving behind a husband and three young daughters.

The “sudden” death of the Studio 10 and TVSN presenter was announced Monday by shattered colleagues Sarah Harris and Angela Bishop, with Harris confirming that the Studio 10 program had “lost a bit of luster”.

“For two decades, Erin Jayne has been a kind and familiar face on Australian television, much of it brightening our mornings with her bubbly personality and megawatt smile,” an emotional Sarah Harris said yesterday.

“Erin was just a beautiful person inside and out, and if it wasn’t for TV, Erin Jayne might have had a sports career.

“There is no doubt that Erin Jayne was a high achiever and certainly a gold medal mom to her three young girls.

“We will miss your sunshine around the studio Erin Jayne, and we all send lots of love and strength to her family.”

A Facebook page has since been set up to pay tribute to Mrs Plummer, who lived on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, with dozens of friends sharing photos and fond memories.

The page also announced that a private memorial service would be held in Sydney on Wednesday, which will include the phone number for crisis support and suicide prevention organization Lifeline.

“This group was created to share our beautiful memories of an angel lost too soon. Our hearts have all been touched by Erin Jayne’s relentless passion and energy, so feel free to post photos, share stories or just connect,” the page’s organizer wrote.

“Love you baby Ez always the life of the party eating red frogs and drinking warm milk,” wrote another, while another added: “EJ was one of a kind. Caring, thoughtful, loved her family and her girls were her world As part of her advertorial world … we will never be the same The red frogs, the apolitical [sic] correct conversations, the funny stories we all shared (goes on tour stays on tour). I love you EJ… see you in paradise. We will all get there one day. I’m just so sad you had to go so fast.”

Please light a candle for EJ with me today. Her light can never be replaced, but it will be remembered forever. I’m sending all my love from Queensland,” wrote another.

Others shared precious photos of Ms. Plummer over the years, including one of her in a mermaid costume, as well as photos from her school days and clips of her on-air performances.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has also been set up to raise money for Ms. Plummer’s family.

Ms. Plummer was “discovered” on Manly Beach and appeared in an international tourism campaign, before becoming one of the faces of Aerobics Oz Style, which was watched by 40 million people around the world.

The fact was shared with the program by Plummer in 2016 when it hosted a special Aerobics Oz Style reunion.

Plummer also guest starred on MTV, Guest TV, TVSN, Totally Active TV, The Morning Show and Channel 10 Sport for the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series.

She has appeared in commercials for SunRice, Gatorade, Sony Wega, Razzamatazz, Australian Tourism, Allens Lollies and Subaru.

Plummer studied journalism and previously worked as an editor at Horwitz magazines. During the 2000 Olympics, she was the press officer for the Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games at the Aquatic Centre.

She was also a talented athlete, representing Australia in lifesaving surfer rescue and synchronized swimming.

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