June 5, 2015: An Australian businessman Alan Bond has died at the age of 77. His death was confirmed by his adult children on Friday morning at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in a Perth after undergoing heart surgery earlier in the week.
John Bond said that his body finally gave out after heroic efforts of everyone involved here at the intensive care unit at Fiona Stanley hospital.He never regained consciousness after his surgery on Tuesday.Similarly, Mr Bond paid tribute to his father saying that to a lot of people that he was a “larger-than-life character” who started with nothing and rose to the heights of corporate Australia.
Mr. Bond son said that he really did experience the highs and lows of life. He stated that he was a father who tried his best to be the best dad he could. Mr.Bond, who funded Australia’s 1983 Americas Cup win, fell from grace in 1996 when found guilty of Australia’s then biggest corporate fraud.
Mr Bond is survived by his ex-wife Eileen and three of his children, John, Craig and Jody.