Controversial businessman dies aged 78

Eccentric Australian businessman Geoffrey Edelsten has died aged 78.

The previous proprietor of the Sydney Swans AFL membership died at his house in Melbourne on Friday afternoon.

The colorful GP began his profession as a physician and by the 2000s he and a enterprise companion based Allied Medical Group.

Geoffrey Edelsten has died aged 78. (9)

Edelsten was born within the Melbourne suburb of Carlton in 1943.

He went to highschool there earlier than learning on the College of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Medication, Bachelor of Surgical procedure diploma in 1966.

Within the Sixties he owned a Melbourne-based document firm, Hit Productions. After his commencement from medical college, he labored as an intern at a hospital earlier than going into basic observe.

Following his time period as an intern he grew to become a rustic physician at Birchip in Western Victoria, after which Wauchope in NSW the place he realized to fly, in accordance with his web site.

Geoffrey Edelsten and Leanne Nesbitt
Geoffrey Edelsten and his first spouse Leanne Nesbitt. (Getty)

Controversies and vibrant relationships

In 1975 Edelsten opened a nightclub referred to as Centrefold – however was topic to extortion threats and police raids.

In 1988, NSW eliminated Edelsten from its medical register for utilizing unqualified employees for laser surgical procedure.

Then in 1990, he was convicted of perverting the court docket of justice and soliciting somebody to assault a former affected person. He was jailed for a yr.

In newer years his relationships have been within the highlight – together with a high-profile marriage to Brynne Edelsten and a relationship with Gabi Grecko.

An eccentric Edelsten lived a life within the highlight, but additionally within the courts.

Brynne and Geoffrey Edelsten, Fran Drescher, Jason Alexander (Getty)
Geoffrey Edelten and his first spouse Brynne, with Fran Drescher and Jason Alexander. (Getty)