Cassandra Thorburn has paid tribute to her late father Max after he passed away Thursday following a battle with cancer.
The 47-year-old took to Instagram to share the sweet words.
'A journalism career spanning over 50 years in TV, newspapers and radio,' she wrote.
‘A role model to many and my biggest supporter. Thank you for being the beloved poppy to my children and my dad. Max Thorburn 27/4/1946 - 18/10/2018.'
The ex-wife of Today show host Karl Stefanovic told the Daily Mail Australia that her dad’s tragic passing has been felt by many.
'My dad’s passing is a loss to so many. I was just blessed to be his daughter and my children had the most incredibly devoted poppy.'
'What more can be said? He fought hard for 3 years and the last six months have been excruciating. We are devastated,' she added.
'My dad taught me to accept life is full of imperfect people, including ourselves and to approach each day as an opportunity to do better. If you hurt someone be man enough to admit it and make amends. True gifts.'