Controversial businessman and former Sydney Swans owner Geoffrey Edelsten dies aged 78

The ABC understands controversial Australian businessman Geoffrey Edelsten has died aged 78 in Melbourne.

Mr Edelsten was the previous proprietor of the Sydney Swans soccer membership and numerous 24-hour GP superclinics and was a high-profile determine within the Eighties identified for a flamboyant life-style.

He’s understood to have died this afternoon at his house on St Kilda Highway.

Police mentioned the dying was not being handled as suspicious and can put together a report for the coroner.

Edelsten was struck off the NSW medical register in 1988 for over-billing. He was later jailed for paying a hitman to assault a former affected person.

Geoffrey Edelsten smiles as he stands next to wife Gabi Grecko on the Brownlow Medal red carpet
Gabi Grecko (left) and Geoffrey Edelsten on the Brownlow Medal awards in Melbourne, 2014. Edelsten married 3 times.(

AAP: Joe Castro

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