Australian businessman and former AFL owner Geoffrey Edelsten dies at the age of 78 


Controversial Australian businessman Geoffrey Edelsten dies aged 78 after spending decades in the headlines with a string of flamboyant wives and girlfriends

  • Eccentric Australian businessman Geoffrey Edelsten has died at the age of 78 
  • Ex-Sydney Swans owner died on Friday afternoon at his apartment in Melbourne
  • Eccentric Australian businessman and one-time AFL owner Geoffrey Edelsten has died at the age of 78.

    The ex-Sydney Swans owner died on Friday afternoon at his apartment in Melbourne, The Herald Sun reported. 

    Victoria Police have confirmed a man in his late 70s died at the scene at Balencea Apartments on St Kilda Road. 

    The death is not being treated as suspicious. 

    Australian businessman and one-time AFL owner Geoffrey Edelsten has died at the age of 78. Edelsten is pictured at Melbourne's Grand Hyatt in September 2015

    Australian businessman and one-time AFL owner Geoffrey Edelsten has died at the age of 78. Edelsten is pictured at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt in September 2015

    The businessman was renowned for his extravagant lifestyle and his fleet of luxury cars, as well as his tumultuous marriage to his ex-wife Leanne Nesbitt. 

    He famously married fitness instructor Brynne Gordon, 25, in a ritzy $3million wedding in 2009. 

    More to come 

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