Sammy Power Biography
Sammy Power was a former Triple M radio host turned farmers market chief executive. She died at the age of 55 years old after a long term battle with alcoholism and mental illness.
Sammy Power Age
Power died at the age of 55.
Sammy Power Parents
Power was the daughter of newspaper contributor Jan Power who is also the founder of Queensland’s farmers markets.
Sammy Power Husband
Sammy has never had a husband but a day prior to her 50th birthday she married herself.
“I married a fat cut out of myself the day before my 50th birthday… I’ve never thought this before the wedding but I thought to myself, ‘You’re pretty great’. Yes, I’m going home alone but when the right person comes along, they are going to be with someone pretty amazing — I’m ready to meet the right person. A few people cried at the wedding because it really was beautiful.”
She said that she didn’t marry hersellf because she was single and desperate but it was about accepting herself.
“I had gorgeous men at my table. It wasn’t because I was single and desperate that I married myself, it was about accepting myself and just loving yourself.”
She divorced herself a day after the wedding. She said that the next day celebrities attended a “Divorce Party” hosted by Power at The Noosa Surf Club.
“Divorced happily — I could only spend one night with myself.”
Sammy Power Radio Career
Power served as the breakfast announcer and Executive Director of PowerSquared since January 1984 until April 2012. She ditched her radio career to move back to Brisbane to help her mother with the business after feeling “burnt out”.
Sammy Power Jan Powers Farmers Markets
Sammy was the director of Jan Powers Farmers Markets since April 2012. Jan Powers Farmers Markets Brisbane is an icon of Brisbane’s food scene. They champion local produce and with putting farmers markets firmly on the map.
According to their website; “Every Jan Powers Market is a big, bustling open air market selling fresh farm produce, flowers, breads, artisan designers, meat, fish, fowl, plants, organics, olives, spices, oils, honey, ginger beers, bagels, fresh pastas, curry powders, delicious smoothies, French delicacies, coffee and food combinations that are beyond compare!”
Sammy Power Death – Sammy Power Dead
Sammy Power died on December 16, 2019. According to Courier Mail her death was confirmed by friends who say she was found in her home in Hendra, northeast Brisbane, on Monday.
ABC Brisbane breakfast radio host Loretta Ryan tweeted; “Very shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Sammy Power. I can still hear her talking about her cats and her infectious laugh.”
Former radio presenter Spencer Howson tweeted: “First Gary Ord and now Sammy Power. We’ve lost two Brisbane breakfast radio presenters within a week. Stunned.”
First Gary Ord and now Sammy Power. We’ve lost two Brisbane breakfast radio presenters within a week. Stunned.https://t.co/AxXhLJ0xak
— Spencer Howson 🍷🐈📻 (@SpencerHowson) December 16, 2019
How Did Sammy Power Die – Sammy Power Cause of Death
It is alleged that she had lost a long term battle with alcoholism and mental illness.
Sammy Power Tributes
Queensland radio host, Sammy Power, has passed away aged 55.https://t.co/ZEHPuKp2c0
— Nine.com.au (@Ninecomau) December 16, 2019
RIP Sammy Power. Sammy was a radio star and a trailblazer. I met her about 15 years ago and she was instantly nice. Here she is, photographed in 2017, for the Brisbane Times. Thanks for the laughs, Sammy. pic.twitter.com/m0PCR4SRhS
— Ben Fordham (@BenFordham) December 16, 2019
She was a character. Such a tragic life battling her demons. https://t.co/3qsMhz2pPF
— Shane Drew (@ShaneDrewSignIt) December 16, 2019