Ruth Hessey Death – Eastside Radio 89.7FM Employee and Award-winning Filmmaker Ruth Hessey of Sydney, New South Wales has sadly passed away after she was struck by a vehicle on Friday 31st March 2023 near her home in Bronte. She died on Saturday 1st April 2023 at St Vincent’s Hospital surrounded by loved ones. She was confirmed dead through a publication made by Eastside Radio 89.7FM that says “Station stalwart Ruth Hessey succumbed to her injuries in St Vincent’s Hospital this morning (Sat, April 1). As a pedestrian, she was involved in a serious traffic incident near her home in Bronte yesterday”.
Who was Ruth Hessey?
She had been a devoted presenter and volunteer at Eastside, where she was known for her vivacious and contagious energy. Over several decades, Ruth was an advocate for the arts and a journalist who garnered a great deal of respect. She was a fervent advocate for those who were physically and neurologically different, as well as the environment, and she was a fearless warrior. Her professionalism and strong sense of right and wrong were equal to the tenderness and compassion with which she treated others.
Ruth Hessey went to the National Art School during the years of 1995 and 1997, where she received certificates in Fine Arts, Fine and Studio Arts. She then continued her education at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
Ruth Hessey Career
Waste Not is an award-winning documentary film that Ruth directed for TEC. The film has been screened by Qantas and in 30 countries around the world, as well as by corporations, local councils, schools, TAFE’s, and universities all across Australia. She created the first iteration of the Waste Not website as well as the Teaching Kit, both of which were supported financially by the Pratt and Myer Foundations via Documentary Australia Foundation. Moreover, Ruth was the director and producer of the animated short film Under Danger, which was selected for the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival.
Since the year 2020, she has been the host of Breaking Waves, a show on Eastside Radio 89.7FM that is a weekly program made for and by people who are living with disabilities. At the Community Broadcasting Australia Awards in 2021 and 2022, our show was nominated for the award for Best New Show both years.
Ruth Hessey’s obituary will be released by the family
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