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Ewen Gilmour

Comedian, Presenter

Surely the most famous comedian to rise from West Auckland, Ewen Gilmour won the first Billy T award in 1997, and a devoted following. The longtime petrolhead had begun making regular appearances on TV show Pulp Comedy in the mid 90s; there would also be live performances in Paris, Ireland, Montreal, and across the length of New Zealand. Gilmour passed away in his sleep in early October 2014.

He was always in character, he was a showman. His life was terribly busy but I have to say that while he may have looked like a crazy wild Westie, he was terribly focused. Former Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey in The Otago Daily Times, 3 October 2014