Lady Sonia McMahon, widow of former Australian prime minister Sir William McMahon, has died at the age of 77.
Lady McMahon died in Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital last night after suffering cancer for some time.
She had been readmitted to hospital last month suffering from fluid in her lungs.
Born Sonia Hopkins in Sydney in 1932, Lady McMahon worked as an occupational therapist and married Billy McMahon - 24 years her senior - in 1965.
Many, many years ago I attended a party at Rhodes in Sydney and met Sir William McMahon. One of his children was at the party, a little boy. Who knew he'd grow up to be the stunningly handsome Julian* of Nip-Tuck! Sir William was a lovely man, a gentleman. I was about 17 or so at the time. I'm sure it was a Young Liberals' function.
Lady McMahon's children were with her when she passed away.
*About Julian... who knows? There's been rumours about his Dad.... and that's a whole different story.